The government wants to create a new UK National Academy as part of its ‘upgrade’ plans, due to be unveiled today, Your understand.
The National Online Academy plan is expected to be included in the Leveling Up white paper, due out today. However, Your understands that the process of creating the organization that will run the academy, and a decision on whether the existing Oak National Academy will be involved, have yet to be finalized.
Last year Your revealed that online national school Oak National Academy had received additional government funding of £2.1million to ‘stay open’ until the end of the current spring term to ‘support Covid resilience -19 and the workload of teachers”.
Yesterday the Ministry of Education said Your that Oak’s future beyond Easter was still under consideration.
A draft copy of the Leveling Up white paper, including a sentence about a new UK-wide national academy, was leaked to the BBC earlier this morning.
The draft said the new organization would “deliver the best lessons” from the “best teachers” online.
A spokesperson for Oak National Academy said: “We are currently finalizing details of Oak National Academy’s future plans, and are in contact with the government about its ambitions to help teachers stretch students beyond the core curriculum. »
The DfE has been contacted for comment.