The other major outcome of our January Conference was a review of our original six point plan; we concluded that the plan did not address directly the key issue – how to develop a credible alternative to the DfE’s proposed changes to the curriculum.
As Tom Sherrington and other educationalists shape alternative curriculum models, they will be abiding by a set of clear principles which were agreed at the Conference:
The pace of educational change should not be affected by party politics;
Schools must be able to offer all their students the chance to thrive and flourish;
Educational change should begin by identifying the desired outcomes for children;
Prioritising high quality teaching & learning and the curriculum will lead to world class assessment and accountability;
The teaching profession should be centrally involved in developing future education policy.