Conservative Party Archive: Education Department

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Minutes, 1947-1993
Correspondence with Areas, 1948-1971
Correspondence with other organisations/individuals, 1957-1974
Subject Series - conferences, 1944-1983
Annual Conferences, 1947-1967
    Annual Conference agenda and annual report, 1947-1967


Papers of the Education Department at Conservative Central Office, mainly comprising the records of the Conservative National Advisory Committee on Education, 1944-1993

Abstract:
Papers of the Conservative Party Education Department, 1944-1993.

Shelfmarks: CCO 505/1-4

Extent: 230 shelfmarks

Organisational History

Although the existence of an Education Committee within Conservative Central Office is noted in various sources as taking over the role of political education from the National Union's Labour Committee in 1925, and was itself superseded by the Conservative and Unionist Educational Institute from 1928, no records of these survive.

The recommendations of the Maxwell-Fyfe Committee on Party Organisation in 1947 led to the creation of National Advisory Committees in a number of key areas to facilitate better communication between the National Union and Conservative Central Office. Amongst these was the Conservative and Unionist Teachers' Association. The C.U.T.A was serviced by a new Education Department within Conservative Central Office, but in practice, the two were synonymous, with the Secretary or National Organiser of the C.U.T.A being based in Central Office, and the records subsequently created relate to the work and activities of the C.U.T.A.

In 1966, the Conservative and Unionist Teachers' Association changed its name to the Conservative National Advisory Committee on Education in acknowledgement of its wider remit concerning Education rather than teachers. in March 1994, the N.A.C.E ceased to exist, and has since been replaced by the Conservative National Education Society. No records of this latter organisation have yet been deposited in the Conservative Party Archive.

Scope and Content

The papers of the Education Department consist of the minutes of the Conservative and Unionist Teachers' Association/National Advisory Committee on Education, and include correspondence with area-level teachers'/education advisory committees, as well as other organisations and individuals, including several Ministers and Shadow Ministers of Education. The papers also includes material on issues such as teacher training, immigration and schools, and the Council for Educational Advance.

Restrictions on Access

General access conditions apply to this material.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Conservative Party Archive [followed by shelfmark, e.g. CCO 505/1/1].

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Conservative Party | Education Department
National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations | Conservative and Unionist Teachers' Association
National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations | National Advisory Committee on Education

Subjects (LCSH)

Education



Minutes, 1947-1993

CCO 505/1/1 Minute books 1947-1957
CCO 505/1/2 Minute books 1957-1964
CCO 505/1/3 Minute books 1965-1977
CCO 505/1/4 Sub-committee minute books 1961-1971
CCO 505/1/5 Minute books 1980-1990
CCO 505/1/6 Minutes Mar 1991-Dec 1993




Correspondence with Areas, 1948-1971

CCO 505/2/1 Scotland 1948-1967
CCO 505/2/2 Western 1950-1967
CCO 505/2/3 Wessex 1950-1967
CCO 505/2/4 Home Counties North 1957-1965
CCO 505/2/5 West Midlands 1957-1967
CCO 505/2/6 East Midlands 1957-1967
CCO 505/2/7 Greater London Area 1957-1967
CCO 505/2/8 Yorkshire 1957-1967
CCO 505/2/9 Northern 1957-1967
CCO 505/2/10 Wales 1957-1967
CCO 505/2/11 Eastern 1957-1967
CCO 505/2/12 North Western 1959-1967
CCO 505/2/13 South Eastern 1961-1967
CCO 505/2/14 South Eastern 1967-1969
CCO 505/2/15 North Western 1967-1970
CCO 505/2/16 Yorkshire 1967-1969
CCO 505/2/17 Scotland 1968
CCO 505/2/18 Wessex 1968-1969
CCO 505/2/19 Wales and Monmouthshire 1968-1969
CCO 505/2/20 Eastern 1968-1969
CCO 505/2/21 Western 1968-1969
CCO 505/2/22 Northern 1968-1969
CCO 505/2/23 West Midlands 1968-1969
CCO 505/2/24 East Midlands 1957-1967
CCO 505/2/25 London 1968-1969
CCO 505/2/26 North Western 1970-1971
CCO 505/2/27 Northern 1970-1971
CCO 505/2/28 Western 1970-1971
CCO 505/2/29 Yorkshire 1970-1971
CCO 505/2/30 East Midlands 1970-1971
CCO 505/2/31 West Midlands 1970-1971
CCO 505/2/32 Eastern 1970-1971
CCO 505/2/33 Greater London 1970-1971
CCO 505/2/34 Wessex 1970-1971
CCO 505/2/35 South Eastern 1970-1971




Correspondence with other organisations/individuals, 1957-1974

CCO 505/3/1 Anglo-Gernal Association 1971
CCO 505/3/2 Association of Education Committee 1967
CCO 505/3/3 Association of Education Committee 1968
CCO 505/3/4 Association of Education Committee 1969-1972
CCO 505/3/5 National Association of Head Teachers 1968-1970
CCO 505/3/6 National Association of Youth Clubs 1969
CCO 505/3/7 Lord Belstead 1970-1971
CCO 505/3/8 Lord Belstead 1972-1973
CCO 505/3/9 Sir Edward Boyle 1967-1970
CCO 505/3/10 Campaign for Educational Advance and origins of Council for Educational Advance 1962-1965
CCO 505/3/11 Comprehensive School Committee 1970
CCO 505/3/12 Conservative ministers and Shadow Minsters of Education 1961-1967
CCO 505/3/13 Conservative Parliamentary Education Committee 1961-1967
CCO 505/3/14 Conservative Political Centre 1967-1970
CCO 505/3/15 Conservative Research Department 1969-1970
CCO 505/3/16 Conservative Research Department 1972-1973
CCO 505/3/17 Conservative Research Department 1971
CCO 505/3/18 Miscellaneous correspondence 1960-1964
CCO 505/3/19 Miscellaneous correspondene 1965-1967
CCO 505/3/20 Council for Educational Advance 1971
CCO 505/3/21 Council for Education in World Citizenship 1963-1966
CCO 505/3/22 EEC countries 1972
CCO 505/3/23 Federation of Conservative Students (FCS) 1968-1973
CCO 505/3/24 Edward Heath's Office 1969
CCO 505/3/25 A. Hill (NACE chairman) 1970
CCO 505/3/26 Gilbert Longden 1967-1971
CCO 505/3/27 Royston Moore 1968-1970
CCO 505/3/28 NACE chairmen 1967
CCO 505/3/29 NACE 1969-1970
CCO 505/3/30 NACE 1971
CCO 505/3/31 NACE members 1972
CCO 505/3/32 NACE members and others 1973-1974
CCO 505/3/33 National Association of Head Teachers 1957-1967
CCO 505/3/34 National Association of Schoolmasters 1957-1966
CCO 505/3/35 National Elfrida Rathbone Society for the Educationally Handicapped 1971
CCO 505/3/36 National Union Executive 1970
CCO 505/3/37 National Union 1973-1974
CCO 505/3/38 National Union of Teachers 1957-1966
CCO 505/3/39 The Politics Association 1970
CCO 505/3/40 Rev. Lord Sandford (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DES) 1973-1974
CCO 505/3/41 Schools Action Union (Communist) 1972
CCO 505/3/42 William Van Straubenzee, MP 1970-1971
CCO 505/3/43 Teachers and Educational Associations 1957-1965
CCO 505/3/44 Mrs. Thatcher 1969-1970
CCO 505/3/45 Mrs. Thatcher 1970
CCO 505/3/46 Mrs. Thatcher 1971
CCO 505/3/47 Mrs. Thatcher 1972-1974
CCO 505/3/48 Workers' Educational Association 1970-1972
CCO 505/3/49 Youth Service Association 1965-1968
CCO 505/3/50 Block Grants and Local Government (effects on education) 1957-8




Subject Series - conferences, 1944-1983

CCO 505/4/1 Adult Education n.d.
CCO 505/4/2 Advertisements, CUTA 1950-1956
CCO 505/4/3 Agents intermediate course - Swinton Sep 1968
CCO 505/4/4 CUTA Area Annual Reports and CUTA Annual Reports 1956-1957; 1959-1961
CCO 505/4/5 CUTA Area reports for the National Union Review Committee 1963
CCO 505/4/6 Area Education General Purpose Committee minutes n.d.
CCO 505/4/7 CUTA questionnaire on membership and activities in Areas 1965
CCO 505/4/8 Deferment of Secondary Education Building Projects 1969
CCO 505/4/9 Careers Education n.d.
CCO 505/4/10 CUTA circulars 1965-1966
CCO 505/4/11 CUTA civic rights and teachers 1956-1961
CCO 505/4/12 Comprehensive Schools 1958-1959
CCO 505/4/13 Education Conferences: CUTA 'at home' 1950-1959
CCO 505/4/14 CUTA Teachers' Conference 1951-1965
CCO 505/4/15 NACE 'at home' 1965-1968
CCO 505/4/16 CUTA annual conference 1966
CCO 505/4/17 CUTA annual conference 1967
CCO 505/4/18 CUTA annual conference (special invitations) 1967
CCO 505/4/19 CUTA annual conference (speakers) 1967
CCO 505/4/20 Correspondence with Enoch Powell and J. Vaizey (speakers) 1968
CCO 505/4/21 NACE Conference 1968
CCO 505/4/22 Press cuttings on Education and Powell's speech Jun 1968
CCO 505/4/23 Seminar on Higher Education Apr 1969
CCO 505/4/24 'At Home' 1969: applications for teachers 1969
CCO 505/4/25 NACE annual conference and dinner 1969
CCO 505/4/26 Correspondence with Education Committee Chairmen 1969
CCO 505/4/27 Meeting of Education Committee chairmen 1969
CCO 505/4/28 Meeting of Education Committee chairmen 1969
CCO 505/4/29 NACE conference and dinner - cancelled 1970
CCO 505/4/30 NACE conference resolutions 1971
CCO 505/4/31 NACE conference circulars 1971
CCO 505/4/32 NACE conference press cuttings 1971
CCO 505/4/33 NACE Swinton Weekend conference 1971
CCO 505/4/34 NACE conference resolutions 1971
CCO 505/4/35 Circulars for annual conference 1972
CCO 505/4/36 NACE Conference agenda and administration 1973
CCO 505/4/37 NACE Swinton Weekend conference 1972
CCO 505/4/38 NACE Swinton Weekend conference 1973
CCO 505/4/39 NACE Conference programme 1974
CCO 505/4/40 NACE Conference programme 1974
CCO 505/4/41 CCO - administration/general 1970-1971
CCO 505/4/42 CUTA/NACE - change of name; rules and history 1966-1967
CCO 505/4/43 Reports and memo of CUTA sub-committees 1951-1967
CCO 505/4/44 Minutes of Council for Educational Advance 1965-1967
CCO 505/4/45 Minutes of Council for Educational Advance 1967-1969
CCO 505/4/46 Circulars and minutes of Council for Educational Advance 1970
CCO 505/4/47 Summary of political control of County and Municipal Boroughs in England and Wales, 1967; list of Chairmen for County and Municipal Borough Education Committees 1967
CCO 505/4/48 Discipline n.d.
CCO 505/4/49 CMND 5174 - 'Education: a framework for Expansion' n.d.
CCO 505/4/50 Europe n.d.
CCO 505/4/51 NACE: European visit 1973
CCO 505/4/52 European referendum 1975
CCO 505/4/53 Examinations n.d.
CCO 505/4/54 Finance 1952-1958
CCO 505/4/55 Financing of Education 1969-1983
CCO 505/4/56 The Conservative Teacher/Focus on Education Today & Tommorrow 1958-1967
CCO 505/4/57 Focus on Education and The Conservative Teacher 1961-1967
CCO 505/4/58 Focus on Education 1967-1968
CCO 505/4/59 Focus on Education - issue on Plowden Report 1967
CCO 505/4/60 Focus on Education 1969
CCO 505/4/61 Proposals for four term school year 1958
CCO 505/4/62 Higher and Further Education n.d.
CCO 505/4/63 Immigration 1968-1972
CCO 505/4/64 Immigration and schools/education n.d.
CCO 505/4/65 Elections to teachers, panel for Liaison Committee 1956-1959
CCO 505/4/66 Local Government reform and education 1970-1971
CCO 505/4/67 CUTA correspondence, etc., on local government bill n.d.
CCO 505/4/68 Manifesto/general policy statements n.d.
CCO 505/4/69 Membership lists of NACE 1959
CCO 505/4/70 Membership lists of NACE 1956-1965
CCO 505/4/71 NACE membership elections 1966-1968
CCO 505/4/72 NACE membership elections 1963-1967
CCO 505/4/73 CUTA officers' elections 1957-1968
CCO 505/4/74 NACE elections n.d.
CCO 505/4/75 NACE elections 1969-1972
CCO 505/4/76 NACE Officers' nominations papers 1973-1975
CCO 505/4/77 NACE: rules, constitution; future role and structure/history n.d.
CCO 505/4/78 NACE working groups, 1972-3; careers guidance; adult education; the disturbed child; parental choice c.1972-1973
CCO 505/4/79 NACE: reports to the National Union General Purposes Committee n.d.
CCO 505/4/80 Arrangements for Conservative Speakers at outside organisations, colleges meetings on education 1961-1965
CCO 505/4/81 Comments on Green paper, CMND 9242: 'Parental Influence' n.d.
CCO 505/4/82 Party Conference 1969) Graduates' Associations attendance) 1969
CCO 505/4/83 CUTA pensions sub-committee 1963-1965
CCO 505/4/84 Politics Working Groups n.d.
CCO 505/4/85 Political Education n.d.
CCO 505/4/86 CUTA press cuttings 1957-1964
CCO 505/4/87 CUTA questionnaire on primary and secondary schools 1954
CCO 505/4/88 Pre-school and primary n.d.
CCO 505/4/89 CUTA Primary Schools ad hoc evidence to Plowden Committee 1963-1965
CCO 505/4/90 Further privatisation of local authority schools n.d.
CCO 505/4/91 CUTA ad hoc sub-committee on the professional status of teachers 1960-1964
CCO 505/4/92 Miscellaneous NACE: rates 1972-1973
CCO 505/4/93 Miscellaneous reports n.d.
CCO 505/4/94 Russell report n.d.
CCO 505/4/95 School Governors 1967-1971
CCO 505/4/96 Raising school-leaving age n.d.
CCO 505/4/97 CUTA report on the school meals service by the teachers' panel of the Liaison Committee 1957-1958
CCO 505/4/98 School visits to CCO 1950
CCO 505/4/99 CUTA sub-committee on science on the nuclear age 1957-1958
CCO 505/4/100 Secondary Education: historical position 1944-1969
CCO 505/4/101 Secondary Education: statistics 1954-1970
CCO 505/4/102 Secondary Education: policy report summary n.d.
CCO 505/4/103 Secondary Education: finance 1967
CCO 505/4/104 Secondary Education: future policy/reorganisation n.d.
CCO 505/4/105 Secondary Education: raising the school leaving age n.d.
CCO 505/4/106 Secondary Education: higher education/university entrance n.d.
CCO 505/4/107 Secondary Education: CUTA committees 1954-1963
CCO 505/4/108 Ad hoc sub-committee on selection to Secondary schools 1957
CCO 505/4/109 Ad hoc committee on the age of entry into the secondary stage of education 1959-1960
CCO 505/4/110 Box on the Secondary Schools sub-committee n.d.
CCO 505/4/111 Secondary reorganisation, London 1965-1966
CCO 505/4/112 CUTA committees on secondary education 1965-1967
CCO 505/4/113 Revision of Secondary Education report 1971
CCO 505/4/114 16-19 age group n.d.
CCO 505/4/115 Special needs n.d.
CCO 505/4/116 NACE working party papers and report on student unions 1971-1972
CCO 505/4/117 Student unions- financing, etc. n.d.
CCO 505/4/118 Student Unrest 1969-1970
CCO 505/4/119 CUTA teachers' conferences at Swindon, 1950-61; including talk by Ms. B.L. Turner of Party Organisation and the CUTA, 1954 1950-1961
CCO 505/4/120 Swinton scholarships and enrolments 1967
CCO 505/4/121 [Taylor Enquiry]

Note: File missing

[1975-1976]
CCO 505/4/122 Teachers' Area (CUTA) reports on the Crowther and Albermarle reports 1960
CCO 505/4/123 Teachers' NAC record forms (personal details of career) 1950-1956
CCO 505/4/124 Teachers' salaries 1951-1952
CCO 505/4/125 CUTA memo on special allowances (salaries for teachers) 1958
CCO 505/4/126 Teachers' salaries 1963-1964
CCO 505/4/127 Teachers' salary structure sub-committee Jan-Dec 1967
CCO 505/4/128 NACE salary structure committee 1967-1968
CCO 505/4/129 NACE salary structure committee 1967-1968
CCO 505/4/130 Teacher shortage 1969
CCO 505/4/131 Teachers' salaries n.d.
CCO 505/4/132 Lists of technical/training colleges 1953-1954
CCO 505/4/133 CUTA ad hoc committee on the three year training of teachers and the ad hoc committee on teacher training 1957-1958
CCO 505/4/134 Teacher training colleges £15 million expansion scheme Oct. 1958; teaching service in the Commonwealth and other countries overseas, 1960 (Ministry of Education documents) 1958-1960
CCO 505/4/135 NACE - teacher training sub-committee preliminary correspondence 1970
CCO 505/4/136 NACE - teacher training sub-committee evidence to 1970-1971
CCO 505/4/137 NACE - teacher training sub-committee evidence to 1970-1971
CCO 505/4/138 NACE - teacher training sub-committee draft report evidence 1970-1971
CCO 505/4/139 Papers and report of NACE working party on teacher training, 1970; includes correspondence with Mrs. Russel-Gebbett and officers of inquiry 1971-1972
CCO 505/4/140 Comments on the James Report on teacher training and comparisons with NACE report on teacher training 1972




Annual Conferences, 1947-1967

The Conservative and Unionist Teachers' Association, formed in 1947, held its first annual conference in 1948.

    Annual Conference agenda and annual report, 1947-1967

CCO 505/5/1/1

Includes:-

  • Westminster, 12/02/1949
  • Westminster, 17/06/1950
  • Harrogate, 26/05/1951
  • London, 17/05/1952
  • London, 17/10/1953
  • London, 22/05/1954
  • London, 18/06/1955
  • London, 23/06/1956
  • London, 15/06/1957
  • London, 14/06/1958
  • London, 20/06/1959
  • London, 18/06/1960
  • London, 17/06/1961
  • London, 30/06/1962
  • London, 29/06/1963
  • London, 20/06/1964
  • London, 19/06/1965
  • London, 18/06/1966
  • London, 17/06/1967

1949-1967



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