Parliament approves plans to convert coasting schools

The Education and Adoption Bill, allowing quicker intervention when a school is coasting or failing, has been approved by Parliament and is due to be passed to Her Majesty the Queen for royal assent.

The government claims academies are more accountable than council-run schools.

Schools minister Nick Gibb said: “The measures in the Education and Adoption Bill will improve the life chances of thousands of children in communities across England.

“The Bill will raise standards in schools by allowing us to tackle failure from day one, ensuring swift action is taken whenever a school is not providing the high standards of education rightly expected by parents.”

According to government figures, it has been predicted that up to 1,000 schools with an ‘inadequate’ rating from Ofsted could be converted to academy status.

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