I just wanted to get this off my chest. When will the powers that be (Thank the Lord it's not Gove), realise that they are making the curriculum, across all key stages far too difficult? I teach English and now have to use poetry that was previously included in the entrance exam for Cambridge University. Where is the logic? We have pupils arriving in Year 7 with inadequate literacy skills every year. They are ignorant of their own geography, history and cultural traditions. But, hey, they've been shown (I won't say taught because they rarely remember), a subordinate clause and how an electric circuit works. Can somebody tell me why they need this knowledge at 11 years of age? I did not know what a subordinate clause was until I was teaching and I've had a very successful teaching career over 40 years. When are we going to stand up for our children's education and show the likes of Nicky Morgan that the only success is of making teachers stressed and leaving the profession in droves. In my own subject, which I love dearly, I can see no reason for analysis of text after text. IT IS NOT A LIFE SKILL, unless you want to be a teacher of English. We need to have a useful curriculum to prepare the pupils for the future. A curriculum that is relevant to the world in which we live. A curriculum that does not change every 5 minutes.