NASUWT: Michael Gove u-turn on GCSEs “no cause for celebration”

Commenting ahead of a statement by the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove on his decision not to proceed with English Baccalaureate Certificates (EBCs), Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT said:

"The English Baccalaureate Certificates was always a distraction.

"The certificates may have gone but the English Baccalaureate remains as a measure in the performance league tables.

"This will, therefore, continue to be used to narrow the curriculum, reducing opportunities for children and young people, and to force schools into being taken over by predatory private providers.

"Whilst this Government's education policies remain in place, ruining the life chances for children and young people and robbing them of their rights and entitlements, there is little cause for celebration."


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