Education Policy

Education is devolved to each of the countries that make up the United Kingdom. The UK Government is responsible for education in England with the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive being responsible for education in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively. Consequently different systems have developed over time.

PTA UK aims to give a parent viewpoint on key developments in the education policies and systems in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our position statements from 2016 are given here:

England
The Government’s White Paper Educational Excellence Everywhere was published in April 2016. Read our response here.
Northern Ireland
Read PTA NI’s ‘manifesto’ prepared ahead of the 5 May 2016 elections here.
Wales
Read PTA Cymru's 'manifesto' prepared ahead of the 5 May 2016 elections here.