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Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department has issued on which “Every Child Matters” outcomes should be directly linked to the curriculum. (257820)

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has published “Every Child Matters” at the heart of the curriculum booklet. This explores the place of “Every Child Matters” as a fundamental part of the curriculum, why each outcome is important and the implications for curriculum design. It also looks at the type of learning experiences—both in the curriculum and out of lessons—that schools can design to achieve each of the “Every Child Matters” outcomes.

There is further QCA guidance on the importance of the “Every Child Matters” outcomes in designing an effective new secondary curriculum, available at:

http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/key-stages-3-and-4/personaldevelopment/index.aspx