Comprehensive And Free Schools: Different Types Of Schools

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In England there are multiple types of schools which teach students in different ways, 4 examples would be: Grammar, academies, comprehensive and free schools. Grammar schools were for high achievers and prepared them for going onto university and obtaining academic careers. Academies were to give the school more credit and to help surrounding Academies that are under achieving to make the education system more successful. Comprehensive schools are free schools that were for all abilities and taught a set of subjects (the National Curriculum) and gave children equal opportunities. Free schools were to give more freedom to the school over what they teach and was
Free Schools were originally talked about at the general election in May 2010; they were the main policy of the Education Secretary at the time, Michal Gove(NUT 2016) . Free schools then went on to
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They were set up by parents, teachers and charitable organisations with enough money, they were established as academies and had control over their teachers pay and what they taught the students, they do not have to abide by the National Curriculum and can choose the hours in which they teach(OGL 2016). The school was originally introduced because the government planned on helping dis advantaged pupils and to mend the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged children(OGL 2016), and still claimed that they do however the reality of the schools are very different(Guardian 2016). Free Schools do not have to hire teachers with a qualification, this means the students may not be taught properly and the teachers may not have the skills to deal with the class properly (OGL 2016), this could then lead to the children’s education suffering. In 2010 the Prime Minister was Gordon Brown and he stood for the Labour party however it then changed to the Conservatives when David Cameron took over (NUT 2016). Free Schools have

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