News

09 July 2013

First response: the new Draft National Curriculum

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.

09 July 2013

The National Plan for Cultural Education

For the last 18 months the government has been trailing the publication of its National Plan for Cultural Education. With Ministers from Maria Miller to Michael Gove citing its existence as evidence of the government’s commitment to this agenda.

04 July 2013

Policy and practice round-up June/July 2013

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.