A campaign for broadening the curriculum
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has launched a campaign to Save Our Subjects, and we invite you to support their action by signing their open letter to Gillian Keegan, Secretary of State for Education. Here is why:
Arts and technology subjects are in serious decline in English secondary schools. School accountability measures have devalued arts and technology subjects in our secondary schools - the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) excludes all arts subjects and Progress 8 heavily weights league tables towards EBacc subjects. Arts and technology subjects are disappearing at a frightening rate, with a 40% fall in GCSE arts entries since 2010, and specialist teachers are in decline too. For a truly broad and balanced curriculum that supports the talent pipeline and teaches young people skills for the 21st-century workplace, we must #SaveOurSubjects. Government must:
Review the impact of accountability measures (the EBacc and Progress 8) on arts and technology subjects
Reform the Progress 8 accountability measure, giving pupils more freedom of choice at GCSE
Commit to the Arts Premium which was promised in the Conservatives’ 2019 general election manifesto
We urge you to join us in the campaign to help #SaveOurSubjects.
Read more and show your support at https://www.saveoursubjects.org/