The first topic we want to discuss is ‘The Purpose of Education’ which we believe is fundamental in steering the future of education policy in the right direction. We have posed a series of questions to stimulate discussion on this topic however, we want you to let us have your views. Please suggest a debate on this first topic by leaving your comments in the box on the right, or go to the debate page to see the topics already being discussed.

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    Balanced accountability frameworks

    Accountability arrangements can help incentivise educational improvement but need to achieve the right balance between holding schools and school leaders to account and supporting schools to improve.

    Phase II: Improving the quality of teaching and learning and the leadership of learning
    Total replies: 1 Last comment: 19 Nov 13
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    The quality of teaching and teachers

    Improving the quality of teachers and teaching is generally recognised as being crucial to improving outcomes for students and the performance of an education system.

    Phase II: Improving the quality of teaching and learning and the leadership of learning
    Total replies: 11 Last comment: 25 Aug 14
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    High quality leadership

    The quality of leadership in a school is second only to teaching in its impact on student outcomes.

    Phase II: Improving the quality of teaching and learning and the leadership of learning
    Total replies: 2 Last comment: 05 Dec 13

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