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Educational Time Line

  • 1944 Education Act

    1944 Education Act
    Otherwise known as the Butler Act 1944, was established by R.A.Butler the education minister. The act focused in three stages of education, Primary, Secondary and further education. This resulted in compulsory education to all children up to the age of 15 (16 as soon as possible) Entrance was based on the 11+ exam
  • Crowther Report 1959

    Crowther Report 1959
    Geoffrey Crowther (chairman for the Central Advisory Council) investigated and concluded a report on education of pupils between the age of 15-18. The report outlined that the school leaving age should be 16 and highlighted the period of completion to be between 1966 and 1968
  • Newsom Report 1963

    Newsom Report 1963
    The report titled "Half our Future" was created by John Newsom. Newsom's report looked at the education of average and below average students. It found that many schools were 'failing' pupils between 13-16
  • 1965 Circular 10/65

    The plan by the labour government to end selection at 11+. As a result to end the divide of grammar/comprehensive schools
  • 1967 The Plowden Report

    1967 The Plowden Report
    Titled' Children and their Primary Schools' was written by Bridget, Lady Plowden, took 3 years to collate after being requested to be completed by Sir Edward Boyle in 1963. The report looked at the transition between primary and secondary education and looked at items such as teacher recruitment and class sizes
  • 1970 Circular 10/70

    1970 Circular 10/70
    The circular of 1965 was removed by new Education Minister Margaret Thatcher and allowed each authority to decide itself
  • Milk gone off?

    Milk gone off?
    Margaret Thatcher stopped free milk and got given the nickname "Thatcher the Milk Snatcher"
  • School leaving age

    School leaving age
    School age increased to 16 (4 years later than planned in the Crowther report of 1959)
  • 1975 Sex Discrimination act

    1975 Sex Discrimination act
    The SDA established by the Equal Opportunities Commission, promoted the equality of both sexes
  • 1976 Callaghan's Speech

    1976 Callaghan's Speech
    James Callaghan the current labour prime minister made a speech at Ruskin College, Oxford his was noted as the "Great Debate" about public education. He talked about schools not teaching the pupils the basic skills they needed to be taken in to the workplace
  • 1976 Race Relations Act

    1976 Race Relations Act
    Made by the government to focus on the discrimination of colour, nationality
  • 1978 Warnock Report

    1978 Warnock Report
    The Warnock report focused on the education of handicapped children and young people. As a result of this report the Education (Special Education) act 1981 was created
  • 1981 Education (Special Education) Act

    1981 Education (Special Education) Act
    After Mary Warnock's report in 1978, The Education (Special Education) Act was created, with the mindset of replacing concepts and putting right some of the educational needs to children with 'special educational needs'. The report looked at defining the correct terminology of 'handicapped' student to 'Special educational need'. The report also stated that it was down the LEA (local education authority) to identify and assess the needs.
  • 1984 Im here!!!!

    1984 Im here!!!!
    Craig Bernard Moss was born on Monday 4th June 1984, at Wordsley Hospital weighing 7lb 11oz
  • 1986 National Councils; for Vocational Qualifications

    1986 National Councils; for Vocational Qualifications
    The introductions of NVQ (National Vocational Qualifications) are combine qualifications for industrial and commercial training.
  • 1986 Testing Testing 1, 2

    1986 Testing Testing 1, 2
    The testing of 16+ exams combining 'O'Levels and CSE
  • 1988 GCSE

    1988 GCSE
    After the testing of 16+ Exams 'O' Levels and CSE were replaced by GCSE's .
    GCSE's brought in different methods of assessing learning for example course work not just exams
  • 1988 Education Reform Act

    1988 Education Reform Act
    The Education Reform Act of 1988 was mostly regarded as the most important education legislation since Butler's initial Education act in 1944. Key points the introduction of a National Curriculum (NC), which stated core subject were taught from the age of 5 to 16. Core Subject were Maths, English and Science SAT's testing were introduced at the age of 5, 7 and 11 in the core subjects League tables were produced.
  • 1988 Nursery

    1988 Nursery
    I started nursery this year, This is where the trouble began!!
  • 1989 The Children Act

    1989 The Children Act
    Some of the principles of the act state that:
    Promote the safe guide and welfare of children within the area Assess a child’s needs and upbringing
    Take action if needed
  • 1989 Step 1 Primary

    1989 Step 1 Primary
    I started the Dingle Primary School - As pictured in its present state
  • 1992 Ofsted

    1992 Ofsted
    Ofsetd (Office for Standard in Education) is headed by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools, was created in this year Ofsted usually work through the process of inspections through the schools
  • 1994 Code of Practice for Special Eduactional Needs

    1994 Code of Practice for Special Eduactional Needs
    This looked for clarity of what defines 'Special Needs' and found the need for a special educational needs coordinator (SENCO)
  • 1995 Disability Discrimination Act

    1995 Disability Discrimination Act
    The Disability Discrimination Act was brought in to combat the unlawful act of discriminating of disabilities in employment education or transport
  • 1995 Step 2 Seconday - The Crestwood School

    1995 Step 2 Seconday - The Crestwood School
    I Started the Crestwood Secondary School in Kingswinford this year
    Can you pick me out?
  • 1997 The Education Act

    1997 The Education Act
    The Education act of 1997 Consisted of Key Stage 1 class sizes being reduced to a maximum of 30 and the loss of the Assisted Places Scheme
  • 1998 School Standards and Framework Act

    1998 School Standards and Framework Act
    Introduced by David Blunkett, Secretary of State for Education and Skills the School Standards and Framework Act set new categories of school: Community
    Voluntary aided
    Voluntary Controlled Local partnerships were also set up to try to rise standard in disadvantge areas
  • 2000 Race Relations Amendment Act

    2000 Race Relations Amendment Act
    Now the responsibility of the LEA to promote racial equality
  • 2000 Step 3 Further Education - Stourbridge College

    2000 Step 3 Further Education - Stourbridge College
    My time at Stourbridge College And me and my first car C reg VW Polo in Crème - they don’t make them like that anymore
  • 2001 The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act

    2001 The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act
    The act in 2001 was an extension of the 1995 act, where it states that special need students should be given the same main stream education as other people
  • 2003 ECM White Paper

    2003 ECM White Paper
    A combination of 3 government papers which was one of the biggest changes in relations to children and children’s safety
  • 2003 Raising Standards and Tackling Workload: a National Agreement

    2003 Raising Standards and Tackling Workload: a National Agreement
    The agreement removed admin tasks from teachers Also agreed o giver PPA (Planning, Preparation and assessment) Reformed staff roles or teachers and teaching assistants
  • 2003 The Lambing Report

    2003 The Lambing Report
    William Herbert Laming, Baron Laming, who is a social worker wrote a report in 2003 after chairing the public enquiry of the death of Victoria Climbié, although he wrote several report this one lead to the Every Child Matters program
  • 2003 Step 4 University - Wolverhampton

    2003 Step 4 University - Wolverhampton
    Started my Computer Studies degree
  • 2004 The Children Act - Every Child Matters

    2004 The Children Act - Every Child Matters
    Taken from the Laming Report and the ECM white papers the children act is an amendment of the act of 1989 the new act states its main aims, are for every child, whatever their background or circumstances
    to have the support they need to
    Be healthy Stay safe
    Enjoy and achieve
    Make a positive contribution Achieve economic well-being
  • 2005 The Education Act

    2005 The Education Act
    The Education act was split into several parts Funding for schools came directly from the government New schools can be funded by promoters TTA now changed to the Training and Development Agency Also School reports now made public
  • The Secondary National Strategy

    The Secondary National Strategy
    Replaced the Key Stage 3 strategy and promoted small one to one tuition groups use of ICT in the classroom and home
  • Graduation

    My Graduation after finishing my Degree I just love that outfit!!
  • 2007 School leaving Age incrased by 2015

    2007 School leaving Age incrased by 2015
    A goverment bill realsed today states that shcool leaving age will be increased to 17 by 2013
    18 by 2015
  • 2008 KS3 National Curriculum

    2008 KS3 National Curriculum
    Created to enable schools to rise standards by encouraging sucessful leraners and responsible citzens
  • 2008 14 -19 diplomas

    2008 14 -19 diplomas
    Dipolmas for 14-19 introduced
  • PGCE Begins

    PGCE Begins
    Started My PGCE at the Walsall campus of the University of Wolverhampton