The National Primary Curriculum ... consultations
There are a number of areas on which the Government are consulting - they want to hear your views so please respond to the consultations.
Go to http://www.education.gov.uk/ for the main page.
For all consultations go to http://www.education.gov.uk/consultations/
National Curriculum Review - Call for Evidence
Launch Date: Thursday 20 January 2011
Closing Date: Thursday 14 April 2011
Have your say re: Birmingham Primary Curriculum Guarantee
The government is currently reviewing the primary curriculum. The LA encourages primary schools and leadership teams not to wait for national direction on a new primary curriculum but to continue to develop the curriculum in ways that will tailor learning to the needs of children.
We want to spell out a shared set of values and principles for the city, by which primary education in
Birmingham is guided.
Many different groups have contributed their thoughts on what these shared principles should be and we have collated these sources to provide a starting point for wider consultation. Please let us know your opinions via this blog: http://bhampcguarantee.blogspot.com/
The new government's perspective on the National Curriculum is summarised here:
Some quotes from the page:
"Ministers are committed to giving schools more freedom from unnecessary prescription and bureaucracy. They have always made clear their intentions to make changes to the National Curriculum that will ensure a relentless focus on the basics and give teachers more flexibility than the proposed new primary curriculum offered."
"Primary schools teaching Key Stages 1 and 2 will still receive an extra non-contact day in 2010/11 to help them prepare adequately for the next school year and consider new approaches."
"Schools that purchased additional curriculum handbooks and guidance or copies of the proposed new level descriptors will be automatically reimbursed by the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA)."