National Curriculum
Root Definition

Provides a standard curriculum for schools in order to ensure consistent, high quality delivery of education to children in critical areas of development.

Customers

Pupils

Actors

Government
Regulatory bodies (e.g. Ofsted, HEFCE)
Teachers, lecturers
Providers (Schools, Colleges)
Professional bodies (Unions, etc)


Transformations

Transforms policy into clear requirements on education.

Weltenschauung

There are certain key skills that are vital for the development of pupils, and a minimum standard for delivery of those skills is essential.

Owner

The government on behalf of citizens.

Environment

The media, who have a significant influence on the political agenda, and who are prone to develop agendas to promote or challenge established practice.
The public.
Professional bodies and unions

Relavent Subsystems

NA

Contribution to the problem situation

There is a recognition in the national curriculum of the importance of Personal, Social and Health Education, (PSHE) but it is not mandatory. Within PSHE there is some acknowledgement of areas where mindfulness could be of value, but it is not explicit. Consequently, there is little national information available on PSHE and mindfulness in schools.