By Dr. Matthew Wilkinson
Thursday, 18th October. The Curriculum for Cohesion team presented the key concepts and proposals of the Curriculum for Cohesion contained in our report to the National Curriculum Review for History, ‘A Broader, Truer History for All,’ to Elizabeth Truss MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education & Childcare with Mr. Marc Cavey, Senior Policy Advisor at Department for Education.
We were supported strongly by our patrons, Rt. Hon. Sadiq Khan MP and Mr. Mohammed Amin, and the Co-chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Islamophobia, Rt. Hon. Jack Straw MP and Rt. Hon. Simon Hughes MP, and the Chair and Vice-chair of the APPG on Education, Mr. Fabian Hamilton MP and Mr. Nic Dakin MP.
Ms. Truss engaged deeply with the proposals of Curriculum for Cohesion and also recognised the need for History in school to be addressed at the level of curriculum, pedagogy and resources. She was therefore interested to know that Curriculum for Cohesion is working on teacher-training and curriculum development as part of our programme and asked to be kept informed about developments in these areas.