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5 November 2008




NATIONAL CURRICULUM

Oral Evidence Session

The Children, Schools and Families Committee will be taking formal oral evidence as follows:

Monday 10 November 2008 at 3.45 pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses: Susan Anderson, Director, Public Services, Confederation of British Industry (CBI); Benedict Arora, Programme Director, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA); Mary Curnock Cook OBE, Director, Qualifications and Skills, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA); and Professor Ann Hodgson, Institute of Education, University of London.

The purpose of the session is to consider:

  • recent reforms to the key stage 4 curriculum and qualifications;
  • the articulation between the National Curriculum and the diploma; and
  • the management of recent key stage 4 reforms.

DIVERSITY OF SCHOOLS - TRUST SCHOOLS

Oral Evidence Session

The Children, Schools and Families Committee will be taking formal oral evidence as follows:

Wednesday 12 November 2008 at 9.30am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses: Mary Neate, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust/Trust and Foundation Schools Partnership; John Clemence, Headteacher of Sharnebrook Upper School; a director of Capita SIMS, which is a partner of the North Bedfordshire Schools Trust; a higher education Trust partner; and a local authority representative.

This session is part of a series on diversity of school provision. It will examine issues connected with Trust schools, which were introduced in the Education and Inspections Act 2006.

These sessions will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee rooms and timings are subject to change.