General election: the Tory manifesto and education

As such, it’s a safe bet therefore that education will play a central role in any new Conservative manifesto. As I have written before, the wider Gove-ian diaspora is central to the policy team around Johnson, including the now-famous Dominic Cummings.
So what might that manifesto look like? Having spoken to people in and around that network of Gove-ites, I believe that while it may have a whiff of Gove about it, it could be different in a few of significant ways.

There will be a commitment to both free schools and academic “rigour” – that much is inevitable. As I have also previously written, there will probably also be a renewed commitment to Ofsted in a bid to contrast with Labour’s promise to abolish the inspectorate – and thus attract the parental vote. So much, so obvious.

But then it gets interesting

Read just how things might get interesting in the full article General election: the Tory manifesto and education