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Letter to Education Secretary

Last week, PACEY's Chief Executive Liz Bayram wrote a letter to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan in response to Ms Morgan’s announcement at the Conservative Party Conference in September of the Department for Education’s new priority: to create “well-rounded” young people by emphasising “character, resilience and grit”. In her letter, Liz welcomes this decision to prioritise well-roundedness but urges the Education Secretary to work with childcare professionals to explore how this priority can be applied in the early years.

PACEY would welcome a commitment from Ms Morgan on this issue, especially considering recent announcements to drive early years provision in schools and proposals for new baseline assessments of school starters in 2016, which we are concerned could narrow children’s educational goals and environments at the first and most important stage.

Follow this link to read the letter in full.