Non-EBacc subjects suffering as timetables are cut and teachers laid-off

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Timetabled time has been reduced and specialist teachers laid-off across the range of non-English Baccalaureate subjects, a study has found.

Research involving 2,500 teachers shows that timetabled provision for at least 12 non-EBacc subjects has decreased in many schools, while time dedicated to the six eligible EBacc subjects has increased.

In the NASUWT study, around 1,000 teachers responded to two questions asking whether non-EBacc subjects had been cut and whether EBacc subjects had been prioritised.

Of these, the worst hit subject was art, with 415 teachers reporting decreased timetable time being allocated, and design and technology, which 403 teachers said had been cut in their school.

Of the 12 subjects that the teachers reported had been cut, others notably affected include religious education, (with 354 reporting a decrease), ICT (396), music (386) and drama (378).

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