History Curriculum: Black History

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:07 pm on 8th September 2020.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 6:07 pm, 8th September 2020

I am grateful to the Minister for giving way, but there is a problem with the approach he describes. Without resourcing, guidance and encouragement from Government, teachers will for very good reasons keep on teaching the content that they have always taught. My 14-year-old daughter is learning the same history that I studied 30 years ago. We will not see progress in this area, and we will not see our children being taught a more rounded, inclusive and truthful version of British history, unless the Government demonstrate some leadership and offer some guidance and resource for teachers to teach new content. That leadership needs to come from the centre.