The education of children with special needs in mathematics lessons

This was New Labour’s first the education of children with special needs in mathematics lessons White Paper. Appendix: Achievement in our schools The text presented here was created from a photocopy of 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.

Effective assessment of all children starting primary schools. Class sizes of 30 or under for 5, 6 and 7 year-olds. Education Action Zones providing targeted support and development where they are most needed. An extensive network of specialist schools benefiting neighbouring schools and the local community. Better developed information and communications technology within a clear national strategy. 1 A new approach 1 Learning can unlock the treasure that lies within us all.