We have organised an event at Highbury Grove School on November 28th to discuss the concept of a National Baccalaureate. This will be a summit meeting of policy makers and practitioners involved in developing baccalaureate-style provision for learners ages 14-19. The purpose of the summit is to enable people to share their perspectives on this development so that we can move forward with greater confidence and stronger awareness of parallel developments across the country. These are some of the questions we are hoping to explore:
- To what extent do different models overlap? Is there scope for adopting one common framework?
- What are the different challenges that providers have faced in establishing a Bacc curriculum with existing policies, qualifications and resources?
- To what extent can individual providers develop stand-alone Bacc structures that have credibility in the wider world?
- What are the key policy recommendations that arise from the development of a strong Bacc structure? Are these addressed by the models being floated ahead of the next election?
- Is there an appetite for a united Bacc movement leading to full adoption of this concept nationally?
We have confirmed attendance from the people below. Quite a line-up!
It promises to be an excellent meeting. We’re also hoping to secure attendance from representatives of the Labour Party (who are prosing a National Bacc).
If you would like to attend and have a contribution to make based on the practice in your school or organisation, please contact us via the comments on this post. A report on the event will be published via this website.