Cascade to: Local authority officials responsible for primary and secondary National Curriculum

On 20 January 2011 the Secretary of State for Education announced a review of the National Curriculum in England to consider the content and structure of the National Curriculum at both primary and secondary levels.

The review, which will be led by the Department for Education, will set out to ensure that the National Curriculum is able to fulfil its original purpose, namely to set out what all children should learn, focused on essential knowledge in key subjects in a way that embodies rigour and high standards. In doing so, the Department intends that these reforms should give schools greater control over their wider school curriculum and provide teachers with the freedom to use their professionalism and expertise to support all children to progress. For more information, please go to the Department website (see Review of the National Curriculum).

As we take forward this review the Department wants to hear from as many people as possible, and to generate a debate about what is taught in our schools. In the first instance we have launched a Call for Evidence to which anyone can contribute their views and experiences.

Action required

Please respond to the Call for Evidence by 14 April 2011.

Contact details

National Curriculum Review