Keeping change on track – even when others try to derail you
Five years ago, when John Stanier’s school scrapped subject teaching in Year 7, no one predicted the government’s overhaul of the curriculum – or knew whether change could be sustained in the face of it
When my school first became an academy, we took the chance to make some dramatic changes to our curriculum. The biggest of these was completely scrapping subjects in Year 7 and replacing them with a project-based learning curriculum called the learner’s baccalaureate (LBacc).
Avid Tes readers may recall an article I wrote a couple of years ago, outlining the new curriculum and our reasons for introducing it (Tes, 4 September 2015). When I was first commissioned to write the piece, I promised to report back on our progress in two years’ time. Let it not be said that I am a man who goes back on ...