Former Education Secretaries give evidence to Committee

08 March 2010

The Children, Schools and Families Committee takes oral evidence from former Secretaries of State for Education on the foundations of the education system. Watch live from 5.15 pm

Witnesses

5.15 pm

  • Lord Baker of Dorking, former Secretary of State for Education and Science
  • David Blunkett MP, former Secretary of State for Education and Employment
  • Charles Clarke MP, former Secretary of State for Education and Skills
  • Baroness Morris of Yardley, former Secretary of State for Education and Skills

This session will cover the foundations of the education system as established by the Education Reform Act 1988 and subsequent legislation: the National Curriculum, National Curriculum testing, and accountability through Ofsted.

The starting point for discussion will be the Committee’s recent reports on Testing and Assessment, the National Curriculum, and School Accountability.

A further evidence session will be held on Wednesday 10 March at 9.30am.

Witness

  • Ed Balls MP, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families

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