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Cambridge Primary Review Trust
CAMBRIDGE PRIMARY REVIEW ENTERS EXCITING NEW PHASE
Monday 23 September saw the launch of the Cambridge Primary Review Trust, successor to the Cambridge Primary Review. The launch took place at the British Academy from 5 to 7.30 pm, and included a keynote address from Robin Alexander, the Trust’s chair, and ‘Any Primary Questions?’ with Jonathan Dimbleby, chair of the BBC Radio 4 current affairs programme on which Monday’s event was based. The panellists were: Kevan Collins, Chief Executive of the Educational Endowment Foundation and former CEO for Tower Hamlets and Director of the Primary National Strategy; Wynne Harlen, Honorary Visiting Professor at Bristol University and former Director of the Scottish Council for Research in Education; Alison Peacock, Head Teacher of the Wroxham Primary School, Hertfordshire and former leader of the CPR national network; and Graham Stuart MP, Chair of the House of Commons Education Committee and MP for Beverley and Holderness.
The occasion also celebrated the Trust’s sponsorship by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, and initiated the two organisations’ collaboration in developing support services and materials for primary schools. Brendan O’Grady, Pearson’s Director of Communications, opened the event.
Guardian Teacher Network has now launched an online debate on the Trust’s priorities as outlined at the launch.
National Curriculum Review
NEW NATIONAL CURRICULUM PUBLISHED
It was on 20 January 2011 that the UK government’s review of England’s national curriculum was announced. On 11 September 2013 the final version was published. Meanwhile, the Expert Panel rose and fell, drafts were published, petitions were submitted, petitioners were abused and it was altogether a rather noisy affair. CPR/CPRT submitted evidence in several instalments and we had numerous meetings with DfE officials and a few with ministers. It is clear that our views have been heeded on curriculum breadth and spoken language, though we would have liked DfE to go much further on both of these vital matters, but elsewhere we made less progress than we would have liked and overall the new framework retains most of the features of its earlier drafts.
One of the first fruits of CPRT’s collaboration with Pearson will be Primary Curriculum 2014, a series of 18 regional conferences designed to help teachers implement the new national curriculum in a way that also does justice to the CPR/CPRT imperatives of breadth and richness, both within subjects and across the curriculum as a whole.
Download the new national curriculum
Find out more about the CPRT/Pearson primary curriculum conferences
21 January 2014 / Duxford, Cambridge
CPRT / Pearson regional primary curriculum conference, Imperial War Museum. Contact Pearson Events email@example.com
28 January 2014 / Warwickshire
CPRT / Pearson regional primary curriculum conference, Heritage Motor Museum. Contact Pearson Events firstname.lastname@example.org
30 January 2014 / Newcastle-on-Tyne
CPRT / Pearson regional primary curriculum conference, Centre for Life. Contact Pearson Events email@example.com
11 February 2014 / Canterbury
CPRT / Pearson regional primary curriculum conference, Cathedral Lodge. Contact Pearson Events firstname.lastname@example.org
13 February 2014 / Cornwall
CPRT / Pearson regional primary curriculum conference, Eden Project. Contact Pearson Events email@example.com
18 March 2014 / Sheffield
CPRT / Pearson regional primary curriculum conference, Magna Science Centre. Contact Pearson Events firstname.lastname@example.org
This list left is updated weekly. It includes both those events organised by the CPRT and those to which the CPRT is contributing. Some of the events are invitational, but many others ( highlighted ) are open to some or all. In these cases contact details are given where known. If in doubt, contact the organisation concerned. Our events list is archived.
What next for primary education?
- The government's primary assessment and accountability proposals: read the Trust's response to the consultation
- National curriculum review: nearly there - but is it the right destination?
- Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys at last in paperback and at discount too. The offer we've all been waiting for.
- National Curriculum Review: our response to the government's proposals
- The power of talk: good for politicians but not for children?
- National Curriculum Review: Are we nearly there yet?
- Neither national nor a curriculum?
- Mike Baker: the best education journalist of his generation
- THE CAMBRIDGE PRIMARY REVIEW RESEARCH SURVEYS ARE AT LAST AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK, REVISED AND UPDATED
- National Curriculum proposals: the plot thickens
- National Curriculum proposals published
- CPR royalties go to charities tackling disadvantage
- 'Expert Panel' Report, Secretary of State & CPR
- Framed or fudged? Read Colin Richards on the National Curriculum review
- CPR West Midlands regional centre in the news
- National Curriculum Review: ministerial statement and first four reports (19 December 2011). Read and download more
- Read the 2nd report from the DfE review of professional standards (12 December 2011)
- Prestigious Book Award for the CPR
- Summer born children: The forgotten disadvantage?
- A World Class Review
- Benchmark the Arts too
- Read the October issue of Network News
- The CPR Primary Network - into our second year
- The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys to be available as an ebook at last
- The curriculum: not one review but two
- Find out about the new National Curriculum Review
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