EBacc Consultation Published

Published 3rd December 2015

The Government has launched their consultation on plans to make the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) a headline measure for schools, and for the EBacc to be given a ‘more prominent role’ within the Ofsted framework. The consultation was launched in a speech to Policy Exchange by the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan on Tuesday 3rd November.

The intention is for the EBacc effectively to become compulsory, with the Education Secretary expecting ‘to see at least 90% of students entering the EBacc’ by turning the EBacc into a headline measure for school accountability. The consultation closes on Friday 29 January.

The Association will obviously be responding to the proposals will publish this on the website. We will be drawing on the messages in our ‘Designed and Made in Britain…?’ campaign and the wide ranging support for the campaign, and D&T, which is being shown by teachers, employers, professional institutions and parents. We believe this latest proposal is not only inappropriate but also potentially damaging on a number of levels, including for pupils and their future life chances, for the future of Design and Technology education and the future of the UK economy

Therefore we encourage everyone to:

  • Read and respond to the Government’s proposals
  • Tell colleagues, parents and employers about the proposals and the damage they will do to D&T and non-Ebacc subjects, and encourage them to respond
  • Sign our campaign petition
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