The Children of London
Attendance and Welfare at School 1870-1990
This book tells the story of efforts by London’s education services to prevent truancy and to help children to benefit from going to school. Set against 120 years of a unified education service for the metropolis, it tackles issues such as the impact on schooling of poverty and social class and raises important questions about future policy to help children in school.
List of Illustrations and Tables; The Authors; Foreword—Baroness Serota, DBE; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1) Introduction; 2) School Board Men; 3) Children’s Care Committees; 4) Between the Wars; 5) War and Evacuation; 6) The Welfare State; 7) The Bedford Report; 8) Merging the Services; 9) Conclusion; Appendix: After 1990: Education Welfare Services in the Inner-London Boroughs; Chronology; Archive Sources; Periodical Publications; Bibliography; Index.