In May 2010 the Coalition Government announced a review of the National Curriculum as part of its White Paper, 'The Importance of Teaching'. The Society was consulted and a final version was published in September 2013.
The final version of the National Curriculum is neither inspirational nor aspiration and certainly not 'world class'. It does not describe the unique nature, depth, breadth and future of the subject, nor fully meet the needs of children and young people living and engaging in the 21st century.
The Society has therefore created a 'parallel' National Curriculum for art and design. This will support teachers in primary and secondary schools to better implement a fit for purpose curriculum.
During 2013 the Society was invited to join an Expert Subject Advisory Group for Art and Design initiated by the DfE. The Society contributed to further curriculum support materials which can be found in this section.