Martin George

What would curriculum plan mean for schools?

The Tories' curriculum plans could include a bigger role for Ofsted and funding high-profile institutions to create course materials

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The Conservatives’ commitment to “ensure all children have access to an academic, knowledge-rich curriculum” could have significant implications for teachers and the wider school system.

A key element of the massive expansion of academies under Michael Gove and his successors has been to give thousands of schools the freedom not to follow the national curriculum. But the new Tory manifesto pledge could re-open the debate about the tension between school autonomy and the desire of politicians to influence what children learn.

Becky Francis, director of the UCL Institute of Education ...

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