On Monday the new National Curriculum was published by the Department of Education. It’s important to note that Free Schools and Academies (about 13% of schools) do not have to follow this curriculum, though it is likely that they will continue to use it as a guide.
Today the government has published its long-awaited National Plan for Cultural Education. It was announced via the DCMS website, rather than at a launch or with a speech as has been the case with other documents produced as part of this review.
This month we bring you; updates on the National Curriculum Review, news of the new Russell Group led advisory body on A-levels, Youth policy moves, congratulations to the new Children’s Laureate, possible changes to PISA, new international education data, the first Commons debate on arts and culture in five years, a discussion on education and cultural partnerships, emerging Labour education policy, a new call for inspirational cultural learning films clips, and many congratulations to this year’s winner of the Clore Award for Museum Learning.