Finally, we approach the launch of the Gove curriculum. We’ve already had the headlines about focussing on English history, and ditching climate change. In rather smaller print, we’ve had the news that following further discussion both these initiatives have been ditched. But there are still massive changes, which will require rapid and expensive changes to both teaching and materials, but Superdad wants the best for his kids: “I want my children, who are in primary school at the moment, to have the sort of curriculum that children in other countries have, which are doing better than our own.”
Fine. Unless of course, they go to an academy or a free school, which have the power to ignore all this prescription, and do fun stuff they can dream up on their own.