This is so typically ‘democracy’ – Gove style. There is a timelined ticklist, give minimum notice, set given (non-negotiable) dates, tick the item off the list, next item. This is how academies have been driven through – in plain sight and under our noses.
All above board, all ‘democratic’ and with consultation, all due diligence observed.
Argue, protest, resist, strike.
Best of all remove them from office in 2015.
The ‘consultation’ on Michael Gove’s back-of-a-very-large-envelope curriculum is due to finish on Tuesday 16th April. The online forms for doing so are not user friendly and have some leading questions (quelle surprise) so the attached documents have been created by campaigners over the primary and the secondary history curriculum to help.
Then we will need to discuss where next for the campaign. A great chance will be the Defend School History Seminar on Saturday 20th April, with speakers such as Tristram Hunt MP, Kevin Courtney and Louise Raw (see facebook group for more details and to sign up: https://www.facebook.com/events/260473070756644/ )