Compulsory education for children aged 5-10 where the state provides
The butler act
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.
Assimilating minority ethnic groups into mainstream culture to raise academic achievment.
Helping those if English wasn't their first language.
The comprehensive system
Abolished the tripartite system.
Aimed to make education more meritocratic
Policies to create a closer link between school and work.
Promoting achievment of children from minority ethnic groups.
Valuing all cultures in the curriculum therefore raising self esteem.
Youth training schemes
On site training for 16-17 year olds leaving school
Women into science and engineering
Education reform act
OFTED (office for standards in education)
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
People on benefits must attend courses if they don't attend work and benefits can be withrawn.
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
Educational maintenance allowance
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.
Excellence in cities
To raise standards and promote inclusion in inner cities and other urban areas, to try to resolve the educational problems by giving them money.
Extra writing classes
Grants to primary schools to help boys boost their SATs
Government programme to improve early education and childcare.
2 years free childcare and early education to all 3/4 year olds
A reform of post 16 education including the vocational A level supposedly of equal worth to an academic A level.
Gary Wilson aiming to help teenage boys to improve exam performance.
After school classes.
Computer club for girls
It aims to make it possible for all publicly funded schools in England to become academies.
Receive money straight from the government.
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.