In the few days that are left to us before the Consultation on the National Curriculum closes, we would like to bring to your attention the following sent to us by mantleoftheexpert.com. It includes a link to Debra Kidd’s website and the text of her powerful open letter to Michael Gove. Please put your name to it and draw it to the attention of as many other teachers as you can.
As you know the April 16th deadline for responses to the draft national curriculum is rapidly approaching. This email contains some information you might find useful and two requests to join campaigns voicing concerns that the new curriculum is being rushed through without proper consultation and is not,
in its present form fit for purpose.
1. The following open letter is from Debra Kidd, the only practising teacher on the list of 100 academics who wrote to Michael Gove protesting at the narrowness of the current proposed curriculum. Debra’s letter is an invitation for teachers to join the academics in their protest. Her aim is gather 1,000 teacher signatures, so far over 300 have responded in two days.
2. Sue Cox from University of East Anglia has also organised an e-petition: Re-Formulate the proposed new National Curriculum (Primary)“