Scrap ‘indefensible’ EBacc, say ex-DfE and Ofsted heads

Lord Baker, is one of three former education secretaries – along with Lord Blunkett and Baroness Morris of Yardley – who have written a letter to current education secretary Gavin Williamson condemning the EBacc (English Baccalaureate). Tes reports.

The letter has also been signed by former Ofsted chiefs Sir Michael Wilshaw and Sir Mike Tomlinson, as well as former Labour schools minister Lord Adonis and the current chair of the Commons Education Select Committee, Conservative MP Robert Halfon.

As pupils across the UK prepare to receive their GCSE results on Thursday, Lord Baker said that since 2010, enrolments for DT had fallen by 65 per cent, dance by 46 per cent, drama by 29 per cent and music by 24 per cent.

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