State of Education Report 2017 state-of-education-booklet-Final-WEB - Page 34

“The curriculum should include more core life skills (for example, financial management, communication skills and keeping healthy)” <1% 2% 1% 7% % Strongly agree 3% 5% Primary Secondary 48 % 45 Tend to agree Neither agree nor disagree Tend to disagree Strongly disagree 4% 14% Strongly agree Tend to agree % 12 19 17 % Secondary 15 % Neither agree nor disagree Primary School leader Don’t know % “If I had the choice, I would split the curriculum into academic and vocational/technical streams” 7% “School life is about so much more than attainment and progress in English and maths. We should be celebrating how our pupils are as individuals and future citizens rather than whether they hit a numeric target.” Tend to disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know STATE OF EDUCATION 2017 | WWW.STATEOFED.THEKEYSUPPORT.COM “These findings are confirming what has become increasingly apparent among the 100,000 targeted children and young people engaged in Achievement for All programmes. The common starting point for the majority is the need to build core strength; the confidence and ability to learn, develop and participate in society. Compounded by the curriculum and related issues, children and young people experiencing challenge, needs or disadvantage lack confidence and find learning difficult, which leads to a lack of progress when compared to their peers. Evidence demonstrates that when managed effectively this can change.” Professor Sonia Blandford Founder and CEO, Achievement for All PAGE 34