The Department for Education has set out a “business case” (DfE, 2022a) for the setting up of an arm’s length body to provide curriculum resources for schools.
The body selected is Oak – the “academy” that quickly responded to the pandemic by providing online curriculum resources for schools. The DfE will task the new Oak quango or national arm’s-length body to commission further resources from teachers and others, then make them freely available. The amount of money required to deliver this is estimated to be £42.5m and some £39.3m has been secured. This is now subject to a judicial review launched by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), the Publishers Association, and the Society of Authors.
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