1/ 🧵Crackdown on behaviour, banning mobile phones, where have I heard this before?

Leaked DfE policy discussion document August 2019.

The one that talked of backing "reasonable force" to improve discipline, and measures likely to see an increase in exclusion
2/ Thread here with more details on the leak.

Those in the room recognised that the policies would have a disproportionate impact on students from certain backgrounds, particularly Black Caribbean. https://twitter.com/karamballes/status/1166405444786675712?s=19
3/ Even the language is telling "the SEND lobby" are treated as a nuisance, interesting that UsForThem got meetings with ministers while SEND parents campaigning for their children to get back into school were repeatedly fobbed off. https://twitter.com/karamballes/status/1166421199037050882?s=19
4/ Besides fudging funding figures, the GE19 Tory Manifesto was pretty light on education,there was as much about students and schools in the Law and Order section of manifesto as education

Realising their policies may lead to more exclusions, they have an answer

Secure Schools
5/ Did some digging into Secure Schools just before Covid, I believe several contracts were up for tender to begin setting them up,is a loose thread I haven't had time to check up on yet

Few other policies I picked out the Tory Manifesto on day of release https://twitter.com/karamballes/status/1199011316037500929?s=19
6/This looks like using covid as an excuse to push through policy they already wanted.

Lengthening to school day for catch up? Was floated during early Coalition days.

Tutoring programme? Lobbying for expanding the market started before covid https://twitter.com/karamballes/status/1373008413882515459?s=19
7/ I bet they will say the 4 year catch up plan will require reinvigorating academisation with MATs being the preferred model.
They will support their preferred MATs to expand, its why they need Ofsted back up and running, its the main mechanism for forcing schools into MATS
8/ One to look out for is Covid inspired austerity opening up the route to introducing large profit incentives in education.
"We need investment but we have no money"
The solution, something that looks a lot like PFI?

Suggested in 2019 https://twitter.com/karamballes/status/1190625376751570944?s=19
9/ Backdoor cuts for provision of the most disadvantaged pupils are already in motion.
They really didn't want to give those extra students FSMs, so they've found another way to cut away support for struggling families.

Andy is doing great work on this⬇️ https://twitter.com/ajjolley/status/1378066866699173895?s=19
10/ So much of this rancid corruption feathering the nests of favoured friends, lobbyists basically write most the policies and the media fail to report.


Initial work underway Feb2020⬇️ https://twitter.com/MartinBarrow/status/1229824822429016068?s=19
11/ Covid catch up will be used to push through policies that benefit the favoured faces, and they will play culture wars to shut down opposing voices.
Expect new iterations of "The Blob" "Enemies of progress" "soft bigotry of low expectations" https://twitter.com/karamballes/status/1371242538661728257?s=19
12/ Improving discipline is already being used as an excuse for £10m investment in behaviour hubs, a policy that had already been proposed before students returned, this will go alongside the new Learning Hubs.

Centralisation of policy via outsourcing
13/ Exactly the same as has happened with NHS, cutting funding for frontlime services whilst centralising services into Hubs, control of which can then be handed over to vested interests.
14/ For a decade DfE has all been about handing control of education over to vested interests, mainly from outside education. Ofsted, RSC,Childrens commissioner, peers turned ministers, teacher training, now behaviour, MATs taking charge of it all.
15/15 For a perfect example of how they've created a fast track system to insert their ideology into positions of authority, look at the head currently in the news over hair cuts and flags. https://twitter.com/warwickmansell/status/1379745597398351872?s=19
16/ Update:
And this is the consequence, its shocking.
#edutwitter https://twitter.com/MartinBarrow/status/1378986850665304067?s=19
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