Education timeline

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The forster act

1870

Compulsory education for children aged 5-10 where the state provides

The butler act

1944

The first time schooling became compulsory for secondary school.
Introduced the tripartite system, after the 11+ exam you went to a grammar school, a secondary modern school or one of a few technical schools.

Assimilation policies

1960

Assimilating minority ethnic groups into mainstream culture to raise academic achievment.
Helping those if English wasn't their first language.

The comprehensive system

1965

Abolished the tripartite system.
Aimed to make education more meritocratic

Vocational education

1976

Labour party.
Policies to create a closer link between school and work.

Multicultural policies

1980

Promoting achievment of children from minority ethnic groups.
Valuing all cultures in the curriculum therefore raising self esteem.

Youth training schemes

1983

On site training for 16-17 year olds leaving school

Women into science and engineering

1984

WISE

Education reform act

1988

Conservative government.
Introduced the...
National curriculum
OFTED (office for standards in education)
League tables
Formula funding
Schools could also become grant maintained so they could get money straight from the government
SATs at 7, 11 and 14
GCSE's at 16

QNVQ & NVQ

1993

Third way politics

1997

New labour.
A mix of old labour and conservatives policy.
Reduced infant classes to 30.
Numeracy hour and literacy hour in primary schools.
Faith schools and specialist status schools.
Education action zones.
Tried to increase number of people at university

Social inclusion

1997

Monitoring results by ethnicity checking results aren't different.
Promoting racial equality.

New deal

1997

People on benefits must attend courses if they don't attend work and benefits can be withrawn.

Extra writing classes

1999

Grants to primary schools to help boys boost their SATs

Excellence in cities

1999

To raise standards and promote inclusion in inner cities and other urban areas, to try to resolve the educational problems by giving them money.

Educational maintenance allowance

1999

Came into effect in 2004.
£30 a week to staying in education until after 16.
Bonuses were rewarded for good attendance and progress.
Means tested so only children from poor backgrounds benefitted.

Sure start

1999

New labour.
Government programme to improve early education and childcare.
2 years free childcare and early education to all 3/4 year olds

Curriculum 2000

2000

A reform of post 16 education including the vocational A level supposedly of equal worth to an academic A level.

Computer club for girls

2005

CC4G

Breakthrough programme

2005

Gary Wilson aiming to help teenage boys to improve exam performance.
Mentoring.
After school classes.
E- tutorials.

Free school

2010

Coalition.
A type of Academy, a State-funded school, which is free to attend, but which is not controlled by a Local Authority.
Groups include those run by parents, education charities and religious groups.

Academies bill

2010

Coalition.
It aims to make it possible for all publicly funded schools in England to become academies.
Receive money straight from the government.

Increased tuition fees

2010

Raise fees to a maximum of £9,000 a year.