Highlights of the week ending 11 March

The Secretary of State, Nadhim Zahawi, trailed the upcoming Schools White Paper in his address to the ASCL annual conference, reiterating his focus on literacy and numeracy. He announced that Oak National Academy will become a new arms-length curriculum body (a move questioned by some in the sector) and a continuation of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). The sector awaits the first education White Paper since 2016 with interest .