Support for NUT recommendations
The eminently sensible proposals to render drama and music as important as other subjects, to create a 5-14 curriculum, to grant the curriculum "guidance status" only, and to make years 1 and 2 less formal could have been lifted straight from a Steiner Waldorf pedagogy text book. One critic was recently quoted as saying that anything the NUT says is automatically and by definition rejected or ignored by the Government. For me, that alone is good enough reason to argue that anything the NUT recommends should be taken very seriously indeed.
Dr Richard House, Research Centre for Therapeutic Education, Roehampton University (and not a member of the NUT).