A radically traditional secondary curriculum model

Clio et cetera

As regular readers of my blog will know, I am in favour of a knowledge-rich education which is based around academic disciplines rather than generic skills. Although I think that generic skills exist and are worthwhile, I do not think they can be taught in isolation, nor do I think that they serve as good curriculum design tools.

I have never written a blog post on my views about the whole-school curriculum, primarily because I simply do not feel that I know enough about other disciplines to know what is appropriate. As far as I’m concerned, only philosopher kings and Enlightenment polymaths are qualified to be curriculum senior managers. Reading Tom Sherrington’s collation of curricula, however, made me decide to write this post, not least because I think it sets out some of my broader views on education that I do not always share on my blog. Something like…

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Headteacher in Cambridgeshire
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