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National Curriculum Review – Call for Evidence

The Secretary of State for Education has announced a major review of the National Curriculum in England.

Posted: 02/09/2011

The review will be led by the Department for Education, supported by an advisory committee and expert panel made up of top teachers, academics and business representatives.

The government announced review will:

  • replace the current substandard curriculum with one based on the best school systems in the world, providing a world-class resource for teachers and children
  • consider what subjects should be compulsory at what age
  • consider what children should be taught in the main subjects at what age. 

The review will consider all subjects that are currently part of the National Curriculum.

Committee chairman Graham Stuart MP said: “If the curriculum doesn’t stimulate children, they will switch off, and the chances are that they will disrupt other children’s learning.

“The onus is now on the government to draw up a national curriculum which engages all children and meets their aspirations, then let teachers decide how to apply it.”

 The Department for Education want to hear your opinions and evidence about the National Curriculum and start a debate about what is taught in our schools. By answering the questions in the Call for Evidence you can give your input to the discussion at this early stage.

Details of the rational and remit for the review can be viewed online.

The Call for Evidence is open to anyone with an interest in education including parents/carers, pupils, teachers and employers.

The closing date for submissions is Thursday 14 April 2011. 

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