New National Curriculum is published
The new National Curriculum has been published, and includes changes to the history curriculum.
Education secretary Michael Gove approved a re-draft following strong criticism, admitting that schools and teachers needed more flexibility than in the original.
Plans to make the curriculum compulsory have been dropped, the chronological cut-off date has changed, and local history remains. Children will be able to study topics outside the date-frame, covering periods represented well in many independent museums. It remains to be seen what impact it will have on museums’ education offers.
To find out more about about the Curriculum changes and to follow the latest changes, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education/series/national-curriculum