A campaign for broadening the curriculum

One Dance UK is proud to partner in the #SaveOurSubjects campaign - a campaign for broadening the curriculum run by the Independent Society of Musicians and the Edge Foundation, with campaign support from One Dance UK and other leading organisations such as NASUWT (Teachers Union) and ABO (Association of British Orchestras), amongst others.

What is #SaveOurSubjects about?

Arts and technology subjects are in serious decline in English secondary schools.

School accountability measures have devalued arts and technology subjects in our secondary schools - the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) excludes all arts subjects and Progress 8 heavily weights league tables towards EBacc subjects.  Arts and technology subjects are disappearing at a frightening rate, with a 40% fall in GCSE arts entries since 2010, and specialist teachers are in decline too. For a truly broad and balanced curriculum that supports the talent pipeline and teaches young people skills for the 21st-century workplace, we must #SaveOurSubjects.

Government must:

  • Review the impact of accountability measures (the EBacc and Progress 8) on arts and technology subjects
  • Reform the Progress 8 accountability measure, giving pupils more freedom of choice at GCSE
  • Commit to the Arts Premium, which was promised in the Conservatives’ 2019 general election manifesto

We urge you to join us in the campaign to help #SaveOurSubjects.