Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Curriculum Foundation backs Sentamu Suite of Baccalaureates

I am delighted to announce that The Curriculum Foundation has given its backing to our plans for developing a suite of baccalaureate qualifications.

The Curriculum Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which seeks to maximise the potential of the school curriculum for all learners.  It is led by Professor Mick Waters, formerly Director of Curriculum for QCA, and has an advisory panel chaired by Lord Puttnam, consisting of many of the best-known names in education:

Estelle Morris;
Professor Sir Tim Brighouse;
Sir Ken Robinson;
Sir John Jones;
Annika Small and;
Tony Mackay

The Foundation states:

"(Our) starting point is the conviction that there is a universal core at the heart of every successful curriculum: a core that is common to nurseries, schools and colleges; common to all communities and all nations. This universal core excites young peopleʼs imaginations, extends their horizons and equips them with the confidence, ability and desire to improve the world".

We will be working with The  Foundation to ensure that our suite of Baccalaureates enables our students to express and reach their full potential in this way.  Watch this space!

1 comment:

  1. That's great news about the Curriculum Foundation! It seems to me that part of what all this is about is the great need to break down the vocation / academic divide which plagues education in this country. We need to have equal esteem for vocational and academic skills and gifting.