New Labour

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  • New Labour
    • Introduction of academies (2000)
      • Schools independent of govt.
        • Not being controlled by authorities
      • Receive sponsorships from churches, businesses, and voluntary groups
      • Govt. still involved in the curriculum
    • 1997-2001
      • 'Selection by specialisation'
        • Parents could choose where their children go to school
          • Plan ahead for grammar school
      • Education Action Zones
        • Schools in deprived areas work with govt. for grants/ business loans
          • Such as cadbury's, Nissan and Kellogs
          • As standards of schools went down, businesses were reluctant to give money
    • New Labour and Tony Blair
      • Following on from 18 years of Tory rule
    • Wanted to compete with the world as a whole and education played a part
      • PISA tests show Britain not doing well
        • Do academias improved education?
          • Introduction of academies (2000)
            • Schools independent of govt.
              • Not being controlled by authorities
            • Receive sponsorships from churches, businesses, and voluntary groups
            • Govt. still involved in the curriculum
    • Introduction of faith Schools
      • State schools controversial to some - taught science and creationism
      • Attacks on Islamic schools - challenged British society
    • 2001-2005
      • Right wing educational agenda
      • Selection and privatization
    • 2005-2007
      • All schools encouraged to become independent
      • 'Failing' schools given a year to improve otherwise reopened as academies
      • National targets and league tables remained
      • More people getting A/A* in exams
        • Getting easier? NO
          • Students learning how to do well
          • Teachers learnt what helps with learning
          • Also benefited from the 56% budget increase over 10 years
    • Ended in 2010 when coalition govt. came in
      • Cancelled building plans in schools to save money
    • Privatisation of schools
      • Sponsors have experience with leadership
      • Less democracy, more effeciency
      • Better areas will get good teachers and those that do not convert will get worse
      • Money goes into academy fund and councils are less able to provide to other schools

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