Sounds great doesn’t it. Even better when you realise that the money is to fund school-based initiatives rather than top-down material generated by DfE. (Remember the QCA schemes of work-God bless ’em).
But be careful what you wish for.The proposal is designed to reduce teacher workload hurrah!) by developing road-tested materials and an associated pedagogy for teachers to adopt .The materials that the fund will generate must be “knowledge-rich, and have teacher-led instruction and whole-class teaching at their core”.
I can hear your hearts sink. Why on earth can’t the DfE understand the simple distinction between curriculum content and pedagogy. By forinc the material to be delivered in a particular way you are far more likely to alienate most self-respecting teachers who then go off and do their own thing-just as they always did. Another opportunity , and loads of money, wasted.