Industry leaders call for DfE not to press ahead with EBacc plans

Published 23rd May 2016

On Thursday 19th May almost 100 artists, musicians, actors, creative businesses and institutions called for the Department for Education to back down over their new plans for an English Baccalaureate (EBacc) which excludes creative, artistic and technical subjects.  Among the signatories to the letter published in the Daily Telegraph, and organised by the Bacc for the Future campaign, were the Design and Technology Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Green, along with

Dr Helen Charman Director of Learning and Research, Design Museum, London

John Kampfner Chief Executive, Creative Industries Federation

Mary Bousted General Secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers

Nigel Carrington Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London

Rosy Greenlees Executive Director, Crafts Council

Christine Blower General Secretary, NUT

Joe Hallgarten Interim Director, RSA Global

Peter Green Head Master, Rugby School

Alice Barnard Chief Executive, The Edge Foundation

Michael Smith Director, Cog Design

Read the letter

What can you do?

  1. Write to your MP 

With a Parliamentary debate on the exclusion of creative and technical subjects from the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) set to take place Monday 4 July at 16:30, we are urging everyone to write to their local MPs. A personalised response is always best but  a template is available if you need it.

The template letter can be found in the Associated Files box, below. 

  1. Use social media

We also encourage you to use social media to contact MPs directly to encourage them to attend the debate. The official campaign hashtag is #BaccfortheFuture.

  1. Get your friends, family and colleagues to join the campaign

As well as writing to your MP and contacting them via social media, please do encourage family and friends to sign up to the Bacc for the Future campaign.

Our efforts have helped the campaign reach this crucial point together we can persuade the Department for Education (DfE) to reconsider the damaging EBacc proposals.

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