Is the new Primary Curriculum about to be derailed?

Ramblings of a Teacher

A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog following an email discussion with the DfE which outlined the nonsensical situation that the cohort completing Key Stage 2 in 2015 will – according to current plans – be taught under the new National Curriculum for the year 2014-15, and then assessed against the old on in May 2015. That blog has been viewed over 2000 times, and was today reported in the Guardian Education Education in Brief column.

I had, in fact, tried to get clarity on this matter from the department several times. One of my emails, originally via the TES DfE page, has only now received a response, stating:

“Really sorry this isn’t answered yet. Legal team are involved!”

And that’s it.

And I got to wondering: would such a situation even be legal? Is that perhaps what is holding up the response? Has somebody at the DfE…

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Author: gogwit

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