Education Bill receives Royal Assent

The Education Bill has been given Royal Assent to become the
Education Act 2005, writes Clare

The Act takes forward a number of supporting policy developments
set out in Every Child Matters and the Department for Education and
Skills’ five year strategy.

The key elements of the Act include the reform of schools’
watchdog Ofsted’s inspections.

Changes are focused on promoting greater autonomy and diversity
in the education system and on developing enhanced strategic role
for local authorities.


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