Thank you for continuing to support Bacc for the Future.
As a result of our combined efforts, there are now more than 6,600 individual supporters signed up to Bacc for the Future and 47 organisations already backing the campaign. News of the campaign has been covered in the Evening Standard, The Stage, Music Week and Design Week.
And none of this could have been achieved without your support.
What are the next steps for the campaign?
The Department for Education (DfE) has announced plans to make English, maths, science, a language (ancient or modern) and a humanities subject (defined as only history or geography) compulsory at GCSE level. The English Baccalaureate – known as the EBacc – was first proposed in 2010 before being dropped as a result of our collective efforts and successful campaign.
However, the EBacc has still had a harmful impact on the uptake of creative subjects in schools.
The Department for Education (DfE) has yet to publish the full details of their new proposal. We are continuing to build a coalition of support so that – when these details are published – we can urge the DfE to rethink the devaluing of creative subjects.
Our number one priority at this early stage of the campaign is to secure more campaign signatures.
Campaign actions: Help promote the petition
1. Send an email to your contacts, members or supporters telling them about your concerns and urge them to get involved with the campaign.
2. Change your email signature to let people know about the petition and encourage people to join the campaign – you can see that we have done this below.
3. Use social media to promote the #BaccfortheFuture hashtag.
4. Use your upcoming press engagements to promote the campaign and highlight our collective concerns.
Together, we can keep up the momentum and ensure that the creative subjects that help make the UK’s creative industries the envy of the world are protected.