Labour’s plan for schools

Keir Starmer and Bridget Phillipson facing a classroom of children

Labour has a plan for our schools.  A plan for high and rising standards for every child.

Because after 14 years of Tory failure, our children deserve better.

Labour will:

Deliver high and rising standards in early education

  • With childcare that delivers life chances for children as well as work choices for parents
  • Boosting early language skills and spotting children who need support sooner

Support all our children to achieve and thrive

  • With free breakfast clubs in every primary school, driving up attendance and standards
  • Mental health support in schools & communities for all our young people
  • Improving how data is shared to pick up special educational needs and disabilities earlier

Create a better system for inspecting and improving our schools

  • End single word Ofsted judgements and bring in report cards with annual checks on safeguarding and attendance 
  • Inspect multi-academy trusts as well as schools themselves
  • Introduce a new focus on improving schools with new regional teams to drive better outcomes for children

Enable school staff to help our children to succeed

  • With over 6,500 more teachers in schools
  • All new teachers to be qualified
  • A new national voice for school support staff
  • A Teacher Training Entitlement for all our teachers
  • Everyone in our schools treated with the respect they deserve.

Prepare young people for their futures

  • With a broader and richer curriculum and a full review of how it’s assessed
  • A strong core of literacy and numeracy alongside access to sports and arts subjects
  • A new focus on speaking and listening skills
  • Ensuring all our children have the digital skills they need

Equip young people with experiences to get them ready for work and ready for life 

  • With professional careers guidance in all our schools & colleges
  • Two weeks’ worth of work experience for all students

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Break down barriers to opportunity

Our mission to reform the childcare and education systems
Bridget Phillipson and Keir Starmer meeting with school puplis

We want to work with you to deliver a Labour Government so we can make this plan a reality.

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