An analysis of the Queen’s speech and new education policies The Need to Know series is back – with a difference. As schools face a new policy landscape, Mike Baker will be reporting on the very latest developments from the new government as they affect teachers.

In the first programme Mike will be getting reaction to the Queen’s Speech and provide in-depth analysis of the immediate post-election education policy and budget announcements. Which bits of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat manifestos have made it into the Coalition’s education policy? And which parts of the last government’s policy have been lost for good? Mike hears from school leaders, including John Dunford and Chris Keates, and visits a primary school that is considering taking up the new fast-track route to academy status.

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