DfE ‘quality assurance’ consultation sparks concerns

DfE ‘quality assurance’ consultation sparks concerns

The Department for Education (DfE) is in consultation with education publishers with a view to introducing a quality assurance or kitemark scheme which would rate teaching resources going into UK schools, The Bookseller can reveal.

Publishers have said they are "very worried" by the initiative, which some consider could be "deeply damaging" to the industry as well as having "incredibly dangerous" implications for state control of education. While some sources say the consultation is still at a very early stage, others believe the DfE is determined to introduce the scheme—and is likely to a...

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