The current Labour Government in England has committed itself to investment in reform across the public sector, including education, based on four principles:
• standards and accountability – the importance of a national framework of standards and accountability;
• devolution and delegation – the need for greater freedom and innovation at the front line;
• flexibility and incentives – the role of greater flexibility and less demarcation;
• expanding choice – the assurance for parents that poor provision will be tackled quickly and effectively, and that for pupils the curriculum will allow them to develop in the best way.