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Primary Education: Curriculum

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the interim report of the Rose Review of the primary curriculum. (253620)

The Government welcome Sir Jim Rose's interim report and the broad direction of travel it sets out. Ministers will give careful consideration to his final report and recommendations, which are expected in the spring.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools are taking part in the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority pilot studies on the implementation of the independent review of the primary curriculum. (248594)

Following the publication of the final report in the spring, we will consider whether elements of the new primary curriculum should be piloted to inform the package of support for schools prior to the introduction of the new curriculum from September 2011. No pilots related to the independent review of the primary curriculum are currently taking place or planned prior to publication of the final report.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of each of the draft programmes of learning being consulted on by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority as part of the independent review of the primary curriculum. (248595)

Sir Jim Rose is scheduled to submit the final report of the independent review of the primary curriculum in the spring. The final report will include recommended draft programmes of learning, which if accepted, would be subject to statutory consultation and placed in the Libraries.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) dates and (b) locations are of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority regional conferences on the independent review of the primary curriculum being held between January and April 2009. (248597)

The dates and locations of the regional conferences QCA are holding on behalf of the independent primary curriculum review regional events are:

Date

Location

20 January

Congress Centre, London

22 January

The Royal York Hotel, York

27 January

The East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

3 February

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol

10 February

University Arms Hotel, Cambridge

12 February

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

3 March

Raddison Edwardian Hotel, Manchester

5 March

Congress Centre, London

10 March

The Newcastle Marriott Hotel MetroCentre, Newcastle