Sir Jim Rose discusses the primary curriculum review Mike Baker interviews Sir Jim Rose, who has been conducting the most far-reaching primary curriculum review in over 50 years, to discover what his interim recommendations are.
How does Sir Jim explain his conclusion that the curriculum should be organised differently? How will the new ‘areas of learning’ model work? What is the place for foreign language teaching? How best can ICT be incorporated into lessons? And should primary schools worry more about developing emotional wellbeing and less about formal skills at primary level? We visit two primary schools to explore with their heads their vision of educating their pupils for the 21st century. We canvas some reactions to Sir Jims interim findings from the unions, teachers and school leaders.