Evidence & Taking Part
The Commission is seeking the views of experts, stakeholders and all interested parties. If the Commission has not approached you directly, please feel free to submit your views below. All submissions will be moderated before publication, and by submitting evidence you agree to let the Commission publish the evidence in full or in part in any format it may require. Below you can find details of the questions for consideration which the Commission is currently focusing on. The Commission will use any evidence submitted to help shape its report on the Future of Education, to be published later this year.
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Questions For Consideration
1.1 How should the curriculum change to meet the needs of the next generation?
1.2 What are the core skills and capabilities all children should develop to thrive in future? How should the curriculum evolve as a result?
1.3 At what stage should the curriculum narrow, and what should remain core?
1.4 How can literacy and numeracy be developed to support the needs of the future?
2.1 How can the assessment system be improved?
2.2 What, if any, should the role of GCSEs be in future? What should end of schooling assessment look like?
2.3 Should the assessment system continue to fail one in three children? What are the alternatives?
2.4 Should we move to a ‘judo belt’ or ‘music grade’ system of assessment: assess proficiency at a level when the child is ready?
3.1 How should the accountability regime for schools be improved?
3.2 What should the role of OFSTED be, if any?
3.3 What should schools be held accountable for?
3.4 Should there be a middle tier of support and accountability, and what would it look like?
4. Schools and society
4.1 How can the education system enable equitable outcomes in our diverse country?
4.2 Are schools able to collaborate adequately with other schools locally? What sort of collaboration is most valued? What, if anything, prevents collaboration?
4.3 Should schools engage with parents and the wider community differently?
5.1 How can policy development and implementation be improved?
5.2 Should there be an apolitical body (like the OBR or MPC) in charge of education policy?
5.3 How can we build a system which identifies the best ideas and innovations and enables them to take hold and spread?
5.4 Are schools and MATs confident that they can innovate adequately? If not, what are the obstacles to innovation?
6. Teaching profession
6.1 How can the teaching profession be made more attractive to recruit and retain the best staff, especially in the more disadvantaged areas?
6.2 How can teacher and head teacher autonomy and accountability be best balanced?
6.3 How should the job of the teacher change in future, and how can we prepare the profession for these new roles, tasks, skills and technologies?
6.4 How can teacher workloads be improved?
7. Overall: what three priorities would you address to create the Future Perfect system?
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