In his letter surrounding 'raising the floor' for under-performing schools, MG has asked LAs to draw up plans for improving all schools (excluding Academies) below the floor.
He asks that these be submitted by 15 April and mentions that his 'officials' will be in touch soon.
Letter here: http://tinyurl.com/63txqyj
It mentions exemptions for those that fall below the floor but who 'make better than average progress' will be exempt from intervention.
This suggests continued use of Raiseonline, which is tied up to National Curriculum sub-levels. So just what exactly ARE they looking at in the Bew Review (for example)? SATs to stay, NC levels to stay, performance management structure to stay-they're going to struggle to find new initiatives to invent at this rate!