2010 General Election – The Result
May 11, 2010
Manifesto Commitments and the analysis
Summary of the Conservative and LibDems manifesto commitments with confusions (italics) and agreements (bold)
Here is a summary of similarities and differences
*****Agreement on Pupil Premium confirmed*****
|Special Needs||Anti-inclusion||Better Teacher Training
Diagnostic Assessment at Age 5
|Primary Curriculum||Subject Based Curriculum (Maths, History, Science)
Setting at Primary School
|Free up/slim down curriculum (and EYFS)
|Primary Testing and Assessment||More rigorous KS2 Tests
All performance data published.
|End KS2 Tests replace w/Teacher Assessment|
|GCSE/Vocational||Separate Sciences and MFL at GCSE
IGCSE and BACC can be studied.
Work place training in all schools and colleges.
Technical Academies formed in 12 cities.
|Separate Sciences and MFL at GCSE
Small Groups at GCSE.
General Diploma at 16 to cover vocational and academic qualifications.
|Teacher Training||Expand Teach First (and Troops for Teachers).
2:2 or above to get funded as teacher trainee.
Top Maths and Science Graduates get Teacher Training paid for.
|Expand Teach First
Expand Graduate Teaching Programme.
Improve CPD for teachers.
|Teacher Pay and Conditions||Heads have power to pay good teachers more.||Heads will have more control over pay and conditions.|
|Apprenticeships||20,000 new apprenticeships.||Fund adult apprenticeships|
|Discipline||Heads have final say on exclusions.
Teachers protected from false accusations.
Home-School Behaviour contracts stronger.
|Teacher Training on discipline and bullying.|
|School Management||Any education provider allowed to set up a school.
New Academy Schools in most deprived areas.
All existing schools can become academies with more freedoms.
Parents allowed to save and create their own local schools.
|Sponsor-managed schools responsible to Local Authorities could come from charities or parents groups.|
|Pupil Premium?||Yes (£1500)||Yes (£2500)|