Boris Johnson launches new curriculum for London 

11 July 2014

A new school curriculum for London was launched this week in a bid to help children understand the capital and its history "beyond their own postcode".

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Boris Johnson launches new curriculum for London to give pupils a grasp of the city

A new school curriculum for London was launched this week in a bid to help children understand the capital and its history “beyond their own postcode”. Teachers will be given lesson plans on how to turn the city into a living classroom in subjects including English, art, music, geography and history. Read more

You can also find the full press release and more details here

Arts lessons cut due to government focus on English and maths

A survey of 172 heads of department and teachers by the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) found that in 52 per cent of secondary schools, the introduction of the English Baccalaureate had affected timetabling for art, design and craft subjects. Read more

Creating Change conference coming up

The event will bring together academics and arts organisations to link research with practice. It will consider how our sectors can jointly influence policy and work together so that the most disadvantaged of our children can make the most of their lives. Registration and more details on speakers will be available next month. Read more

Testing the water

Matt Dronfield, Employer Engagement Manager at London Youth and member of the Talent Match London team, writes about his recent visit to Hall Mead School on their Enterprise Day and his thoughts on the importance of young people having a variety of work experience opportunities. Read more

Ram place fashion market

This summer Ram Place Fashion Market will open in the heart of Hackney and will see designers, artists, traders and performers come together to celebrate London youth fashion. A unique programme will combine performance, talks, food, gigs and workshops alongside retail stalls from leading east London designers. Read more


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