The Government has announced it will introduce new measures to improve school attendance in England, with the aim of reducing the proportion of children attending primary schools.
The changes will come into effect from January 1st, 2017.
In a press release issued on Tuesday, the Department of Education said: “The introduction of these measures will ensure that children have the support they need to attend the most relevant school and receive the best possible support from their parents, teachers and school staff.”
We are also introducing the National Curriculum Framework, a package of reforms to improve child outcomes for all students.
The National Currriculum framework will ensure more teachers are working with students to help them to learn, and ensure that students are being supported to have the best education possible.
“These changes will deliver the best outcomes for children across the country and will also ensure we have the resources and support to keep schools up and running, whilst ensuring that children are protected from harm and abuse.”
The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has promised to make changes to the way the country’s schools are run, and has said that the Government will make “significant changes” to how primary schools are funded.
The Department of Health said that children will now be able to go to their local primary school as soon as they turn six, and to have access to a range of education services at school, as well as having a full range of books and books for reading, and other resources.
This will come as a major blow to some schools, and will make it easier for parents to send their children to different primary schools to see them.
“The changes will make the school day much more interesting and flexible for children, and they will also make it much easier for schools to invest in learning, including offering more individualised and individualised support to children to help improve their learning,” said Dr Elizabeth Lappin, Director of Children’s Services at the Department for Education.
In addition to these changes, a new school building will be constructed in England for every new child who starts a secondary school.
According to the Department, children will also have access of a range the free library, playground, library, gym and recreational facilities, and a range to visit a nearby local park.
These measures are expected to help to boost attendance and reduce the proportion who do not attend schools, but it is still unclear how the changes will affect the numbers of children who go to secondary schools.
Some parents of children in secondary schools are concerned that the reforms will make secondary school attendance lower.
Dame Alice Tonge, of the charity Families Against Mandatory Leaving (FAIL), said: “With the Government’s plans to cut primary school attendance, children from poor families will be less able to attend school.
As they are now, many children who do have access are still going to primary school, and many more will not be able go there.”
The Government’s new plans have been criticised by the National Association of School and College Leaders (NASCL), which has said: “The NASCL is concerned that this reform will have the unintended consequence of reducing school attendance.
There have been calls for parents of students in schools to be consulted about the plans, and the NASCL said it was calling on all parents and school leaders to make their views known. “
As a national leader, NASCL wants to see a school system that supports children to develop and learn, rather than one that is a one-size-fits-all system that is designed for certain groups and classes.”
There have been calls for parents of students in schools to be consulted about the plans, and the NASCL said it was calling on all parents and school leaders to make their views known.
A number of organisations and faith leaders have called for the government to stop the reforms, but the Government has insisted it is just going ahead.
“This Government is committed to improving the quality of education in England and has a plan to do just that.
This Government is determined to create a better school environment, with parents and schools having a voice in it,” said a statement from the Department of Education.
“We will ensure the support children need is there to help students succeed in school, to keep them safe and to help keep schools going.”
Follow BBC Education on Facebook and Twitter