The government is to dismantle one of its most significant education policies in primary schools. They will no longer have to rely on centralised national strategies for support in teaching literacy and numeracy. Instead they will have money to choose from other suppliers or work together to improve pupils' basic skills.
The plans are part of wider reforms that have been announced by Schools Secretary Ed Ball.
Read about it here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8120152.stm
What are the national strategies?
Find out here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8120855.stm
Reflections on educational policy