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The National Curriculum (1988-2015) R.I.P.

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Jeremyinspain, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Jeremyinspain

    Jeremyinspain Occasional commenter

    We won't mention assessment...
  2. summlard

    summlard New commenter

    Just embrace it. It's been a year now so it's no good wallowing in the past
  3. Malenko

    Malenko New commenter

    I don't think this is regarding a version of the National Curriculum (of which there have been numerous from inception there was constant tinkering, then the Dearing review version from '95, the '99 curriculum which was always going to be replaced, initially by Rose, then instead by the present one). Rather it is in reference to "every school free to be an academy" and related Conservative Party/government rhetoric (some articles, such as the above using the phrase "100 per cent academisation?).

    So long as NC testing is in place, the NC will remain as though it were statuatory (it isn't for academies) so whilst it is being sold on freedom for headteachers with regard to curriculum, it would be difficult to argue it offers that in practice, except in non-core subjects (where it is and has been, in any case, less rigidly "enforced").

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