What is the National Curriculum?

  • a flexible framework given to teachers by the government, so that all school children are taught in a way that is balanced and manageable, but hard enough to challenge them and meet their diverse needs
  • it sets out the most important knowledge and skills that every child has a right to learn
  • it gives standards that measure how well children are doing in each subject - so teachers can celebrate achievement and plan to help them do even better

More information:

Gov.uk has all the information you need to find out what your child is doing at school. It explains what schools teach and why, gives answers to some of the most common questions parents ask about the curriculum and gives tips for helping with learning.

The National Curriculum isn't just for teachers and schools; it belongs to everyone and the website will help you understand it, so that you can help your child.