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'Primary teachers are forced to wear far too many hats'

The introduction of more specialist teachers into primary schools would be a good thing, writes Michael Tidd

I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the Inset training day of a local group of primary schools the other week. I chose the curriculum as my topic, and spoke about some things that I think we ought to be tackling in primary history that we have perhaps tended to neglect in the past. But I also made it clear why I had chosen that subject as a focus. I don’t have the subject knowledge to be able to do the same for design and technology or music.

I’d imagine that few people do. Up until now, we’ve been rather content to ensure that primary teachers are able to teach English and maths ...

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