The government has announced the Children’s Plan, a £1bn 10-year strategy for education, welfare and play. It includes changes to the primary school curriculum and the possible end of the Sats tests in England by 2009. The wide-ranging plan promises 3,500 playgrounds, flexible school starts for summer babies, more nursery places in deprived areas, a focus on teaching English, maths and foreign languages in primary schools, adventure play parks and more information for parents about children’s progress.
Children’s Secretary Ed Balls said the mission was to make “our country the best place in the world to grow up” and the Plan would “unlock the talents and promote the health and happiness of all children, and not just some”. The Children’s Plan draws together the government’s proposals to improve children’s learning and well-being by 2020.
You can download a free copy of the Planhere.