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Discussion in 'Primary' started by aahhppll, Feb 13, 2011.
Are primary schools allowed to come up with their own History/Geography/RE etc. topics?
State schools - yes so long as the National Curriculum is covered
Independent - can teach what they want (no restriction of having to cover the NC).
Of course they are, provided the NC requirements are covered!
So what about cross curricular topics that are done each term (for example Africa, Islands, Rainforests), are they set by the school?
Those too! As long as the NC requirements are met, it doesn't matter how!
Mind you, how long this will last, no-one knows. Next year we will all probably be teaching the same topic at the same time on the same day!
Yes schools have always used their own expertise/knowledge of staff strengths/ resources etc. to plan & adapt the curriculum & with the advent of the creative curriculum have been allowed a much freer reign.
RE is slightly different in a church school, we follow the diocese syllabus.