The 1988 Education Reforn Act

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  • The 1988 Education Reform Act
    • Introduced by the Conservative government - Margret Thatcher
    • Established the principals of marketisation in education
    • National Curriculum - standardise and regulate curriculum and core subjects to be taken along with optional subjects
    • Increasing parental choice - parents can choose childs school and consequency increase competition
    • GCSEs & SATs - to standardise and measure learly set targets measure pupils performance in maths & english
    • Marketisation of schools - another aspect of raising standards and increased school's resposibility to raise these standards
    • Leauge Tables - publishing schools results increased schools competition & raise standards
    • LMS & GMS status - schools can opt out and control their own budget


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