Mr. Gibb, minister responsible for overseeing the English National Curriculum review, has visited only one primary school in the last six months. This raises serious concerns over how ‘in touch’ the government are with current practice and teachers’ opinions.

As NUT general secretary Christine Blower said: “Visiting primary schools and spending time with primary-aged children is an education in itself. If Mr. Gibb is to engage with the proposed review of the national curriculum and of assessment, he should really take the time to see teaching and learning in practice.”

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