Background reading for a review of Tomorrow’s Schools

This briefing note provides background reading on the 1989 Tomorrow’s Schools reforms. It includes an overview of the Picot taskforce report Administering for Excellence and the 4th Labour Government’s response Tomorrow’s Schools. It also outlines the broader social and economic context of the reforms and subsequent periods.

The key themes and system shifts that have occurred since the reforms are set out, and some high-level system challenges that could provide a framework for the scope of a review of Tomorrow’s Schools are outlined.

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