Education is always at the top of every government's agenda and quite rightly so, however, in the UK the debate about education has often been unsurprisingly insular and very much focussed on the "comfort areas" of A levels and GCSE. Of course, the Baccalaureate isn't new, but not many people may know that the UK some 30 years or so ago signed an agreement with the then EC for a "European Baccalaureate", with a school operating from Culham, Oxfordshire. I have been engaged with this project for some time and we are now in the process of turning the school into an Academy, something which is exciting, yet at the same time fraught with dangers. Having personally witnessed the success of this educational model I would like to think that many more schools in the UK could benefit from it. I'd be keen to hear your views on this topic. Thanks!
PS) if you would like more information on this project you can find it here