Patterns and principles of education of children of early age

This was New Labour’s first education White Paper. Appendix: Achievement in our schools The text presented here was created from a photocopy patterns and principles of education of children of early age the printed version. The photographs in the original have been omitted.

Excellence in Schools was prepared for the web by Derek Gillard and uploaded on 4 February 2013. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland. Foreword by the Secretary of State This, the first White Paper of the new Government, is as much about equipping the people of this country for the challenge of the future as it is about the Government’s core commitment to equality of opportunity and high standards for all. 2 Policies will be designed to benefit the many, not just the few. 3 The focus will be on standards, not structures. 4 Intervention will be in inverse proportion to success.

5 There will be zero tolerance of underperformance. 6 Government will work in partnership with all those committed to raising standards. An early years forum in every area, planning childcare and education to meet local needs. A network of early excellence centres to spread good practice.