In our view, establishing a National Baccalaureate for England is a policy gift for anyone responsible for taking our education system forward. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait. Schools and colleges can get started right away.
The National Baccalaureate for England now exists as a framework for ensuring all learners have a rich, broad curriculum experience throughout their school life, giving recognition for all their achievements.
The model is simple: Core Learning + Personal Project + Personal Development Programme.
Details about the Nat Bacc core principles can be found here: http://www.natbacctrust.org/core-principles/
Ideas for Getting Started can be found here: http://www.natbacctrust.org/getting-started/
We are very much looking forward to the National Baccalaureate Summit at Priory Ruskin Academy in Grantham on Friday June 30th.
We’ll be hearing from schools in Lincolnshire and Oxfordshire that have developed the model and discussing the practicalities schools should consider in joining us in our piloting process. This applies to primary and secondary schools, 11-16 and 11-18 schools and all 16-19 colleges.
If you are interested, please send someone along to find out more:
The cost is only £10 per head to cover catering.
Here again is the flyer from the Priory Academy Federation, illustrating how they put the principles into action, building a strong personal development programme around a core of academic learning.
Don’t get left behind! You may be doing a lot of this already for many of your learners. Get your programme recognised as delivering the National Baccalaureate for England and open it up for everyone.