A new education Bill has completed its passage through parliament allowing new measures for swifter intervention by the Department for Education when a school is coasting or failing.
The Bill will increase the pace of academisation, with failing schools forced to become academies - accepting new leadership backed by sponsors and high-performing neighbouring schools.
The Bill is at the heart of the DfE's objectives for 2015 - 2020 which have just been published. Plans have been set out by the Department for what it wants to achieve and the progress it is making. 'Educational Excellence Everywhere' is one of the main drivers for the Department's objectives, aiming to allow every child and young person access to high quality provision no matter where they live or what their background is.
The other two main priorities include: