Powerful education

Educational Timeline

By azrold
  • 1944 Education Act

    1944 Education Act
    The Butler Education Act was published. It set the outline for the reform to provide a varied and comprehensive eductation service in every area
    Key points include Formation of Ministry of Education and the appointment of a Minister of Education for the promotion and progression of education
    Public education sorted into primary, secondary and further Tripartate system effectively, with grammar for the most able (or wealthy possibly), secondary modern for the masses and secondary technical
  • Raising the school leaving age to 15

  • Clarke Report

    Looked at the transition of education to working life Main recommendation was for increased funding in education
  • Government set out plan to increase the number of teachers

    The aim behind this was to reduce class sizes to 30 and 40 by 1951 for secondary and primary respectively. 96,000 teachers were to be trained to meet this target
  • Introduction of O and A levels

  • Crowther Report

    Recommendation to raise school leaving age to 16 Recommended expansion of further education to stop wastage of talent
  • Wind of change

    National conscious was increasing globally, colonialisation and the British empire were declining. Public discontent for unfair education system
  • Nuffield Science Teaching Project

    Money invested to improve the teaching of science and maths. Emphasis was on practical aspects
  • CSE

    Introduced, giving more school leavers qualifications but not all
  • London and Manchester end 11-plus

    Intelligence test used for selection basis into grammar schools Public perception of these tests were that you either passed and went to grammar, or failed and went to a local secondary modern. Causing damage and distress to the schools and the pupils
  • Wilsons vision and the Robbins report

    For the first time ever, the government spent more on education than the military. With regards to the Robbins report, university places and institutions expanded The reports hook was that universities "should be available to all who were qualified for them by ability and attainment"
  • 1970 Education (Handicapped Children) Act

    Status of many changed from mentally deficient to being entitled to special education
  • School leaving age increased to 16

  • Liberal views

    Equality under the labour government, with the sex equality act and the race relations act
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    Maggies Farm

    Neo conservative, 'school' of thought. Pupils are capital. Not equality for all, destroys the moral fibre apparently Schools had more choice in selection of pupils, making schools a market paid by bums on seats
  • 1981 Education Act

    Required local authorities to assess pupils and identify the provision they require.
  • Rampton Report

    Blames teachers for ethnic underachievement and calls for more black teachers
    (Report was titled West Indian Children in our Schools)
  • CASE

    Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education Developed at Kings College to enhance the general intelligence and thinking abilities of students Students are challenged at their level of thinking, encouraging the social construction of knowledge (students making knowledge co-operatively), and which encourages 'metacognition' - students' reflection on their own thinking and problem-solving processes.
  • Introduction of GCSEs

    Replacing the O-levels
  • Birth

    Born on this magical day - the same day as Princess Beatrice
  • 1988 Education Reform Act

    Science is defined as a core subject in the new NC Removed autonomy The Act set out assessment arrangements
    SATs were to be used as summative assessments alongside teachers’ own assessments
    External qualifications such as GCSEs were introduced Introduced key stages “promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society”
  • GCSEs

    Generally replaced school leavers qualifications for compulsory state education providers

    OFSTED formed to monitor and report on quality in schools
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    Primary education

    At East Park Infants & Juniors
  • Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs

    Standardised national the CoP, definitions and tribunal procedures Followed a year later by the disability discrimination act
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    New labour

    A belief that a strong economy and requires a top education system Belief entailed excellence for all - greater equality for SEN, different races and social backgrounds
  • Beyond 2000

    A report arguing that science education should be primarily for developing science literacy rather than training future scientists. Those interested in careers in science could opt for additional science
  • Crick Report

    Citizenship teaching introduced to promote values of democracy in School Homework Guidelines published Literacy Hour established Numeracy Task Force set up
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    Secondary School

  • Citizenship

    Now part of the NC
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    6th Form

    Stayed on (for some reason) at my secondary school for further education. I studied chemistry, psychology and ICT for A level as well as biology for As. I did not enjoy biology in 6th form, mainly due to lack of biology staff to teach at 6th form.
  • The Children Act: Every Child Matters

    Set up to leave no child behind. But possible focus on attainment to assure 5 A*-C could increase pressure on the child and the school
  • 2005 Education Act

    Funding for schools to come directly from central government. New schools could be part funded by anyone who could front the capital such as religious groups,parents, businesses?
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    Studied pure chemistry after applying to university through clearing - had no plan to go to university as I was applying for apprenticeships, failed at that, and ended up at Reading
  • 21st century science

    Course introduced for GCSE
  • New NC

    To ensure school leavers are competent members of society
  • 2008 Education and Skills Act

    Compulsory to be in education or training until 18th birthday
  • KS2 Science SATs abolished

    Implications were that science was less important than English and maths but focus could be on fun exciting science rather than for testing
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    Took on a course on environmental health at Cranfield. Was a research degree with desk and field work involved
  • EBacc

    EBacc introduced as a performance measure for a schools perfomance in core subject areas, including science - where two A-C grades were required for science
  • 2010 Academies Act

    Introduced as funding from education is pulled in various areas, with budget cuts and scheme scrappages
  • Top up fees

    Societal value of education lowered or education for the elite?
  • New NC

    Further reforms to education, with changes to the grading system at GCSE level
    Changes to course content and structure, for example coursework scrappage, more knowledge based than practical and filtering down of content from A level to GCSE, GCSE to KS3
  • Changes to A level science

    Ofqual removes direct assessment of practical skills from A Level Science A Levels become linear with the decoupling of A2 from As - all exams to be taken at the end of the course, with any exams taken at As level not counted for if the A2 is achieved
  • White paper Educational Excellence Everywhere

    Big changes to come for education, QTS, rolling out of academies (by force)
  • Embarked on the ITE journey

    Started the SKE, which led to the PGCE course. Which led to this timeline being produced
  • Linear GCSEs

    New structure to GCSEs now introduced
    Sciences to be taken separately or combined. Core science scrapped along with coursework