Minister defends free school programme

Matthew Hancock, MP for West Suffolk and Skills Minister is defending the free school programme in light of IES Breckland being branded inadequate.

Ofsted’s report will say teaching at the school in Brandon is inadequate but Mr Hancock says the school is already taking action.

He’s also defended the free school programme saying overall results are better than in maintained schools.

Click below to watch Jonathan Wills interviewing Matthew Hancock MP

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Govt flagship Free School branded 'inadequate' by Ofsted

A school in Suffolk at the heart of the government's flagship Free School programme has been placed in special measures. A report from the education watchdog Ofsted says the IES Breckland school at Brandon is 'inadequate'.