What steps his Department has taken to raise educational standards in schools.
4 February 2019
Since 2010, we have reformed the national curriculum, GCSEs and A levels to set world-class standards across all subjects.
We have also committed to 75% of pupils in state-funded mainstream schools studying the EBacc combination of core academic subjects by September 2022 and 90% by September 2025.
The attainment gap between those from disadvantaged backgrounds and other pupils has fallen by 13% in primary schools and 9.5% at Key Stage 4 since 2011.