Alexander to defend Primary Review against government attack

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Professor Robin Alexander will defend the Cambridge Primary Review against government attacks at a major international conference in London on November 6th.

Professor Alexander is the review director of the Cambridge Primary Review - the biggest inquiry into primary education in 40 years.

The controversial Cambridge Review has received widespread support from teachers and educationalists with its vision of a more creative, less target-driven curriculum. But the government has largely ignored it in favour of the Rose Review.

In fact, schools minister Vernon Coaker accused the review of being "Out of date" – saying it failed to acknowledge government initiatives to review testing, and SEN and maths teaching.

Professor Alexander said that the DCSF “instantly dismissed” his report and mis-characterised its findings.

Professor Alexander will explain the report at length at ‘Extending Horizons – Using creativity and critical thinking to enrich teaching and learning’ in London’s Hamilton house, near Euston station.

The conference is intended to inspire teachers and school leaders looking to develop a more creative primary and secondary curriculum, and will feature other celebrated education speakers, including Professor Kieran Egan, speaking on Imaginative Education, and Chris Watkins from the Institute of Education, speaking on Collaborative Education

Tickets are available from £165 - with discounts for NUT members and subscribers to Imaginative Minds Ltd’s magazines.

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