Have finally heard back from my MP with a letter from Liz Truss attached. It reads as follows:
Thank you for your letters of 16th August and 14th September enclosing correspondence from your constituent Anne Goldsworthy about the draft Programmes of Study for Primary Science.
We appreciate the time she has taken to convey her views by writing to you. the drafts we published on 11th June for primary English, mathematics and science are not the final drafts and are intended to be the subject of discussion with a wider range of stakeholders. These discussions will inform further changes and we will then carry out a full public consultation before the documents are finalised. I will make sure the points Ms Goldsworthy made are fed into those discussions.
Please thank Ms Goldsworthy on our behalf for her contribution to developing the drafts and assure her that the points she raises have been noted.
Probably about the best we could hope for and, ever the optimist, I am now hopeful that the worst whoopsies will get sorted.
I still get very angry that such a poor document was released in the first place. It is a NATIONAL Curriculum and even a draft/pre-draft copy should be able to stand up to some basic scrutiny. Putting out a sub-standard document is not the best way to give the teaching profession confidence that the curriculum is in safe hands. But perhaps good changes will be on their way. Let’s hope so. Cross every finger – touch every piece of wood.