28 June 2019
ASCL welcomes the opportunity to respond to this important consultation. This builds on our response to Labour’s 2018 consultation on the National Education Service, which can be found here.
Our response to the previous consultation set out our broad vision for education, based on our 2015 policy document Leading the Way: A Blueprint for a Self-Improving System. We highlighted four areas where we felt Labour should focus their attention – funding, accountability, the ‘middle tier’, and teacher recruitment and retention. For each of these areas, we outlined the major problems, and proposed some solutions.