The National Curriculum is a blueprint used by schools to ensure that teaching standards are universally consistent.
Further information about the National Curriculum is available on the Department for Children, Schools and Families website.
Schools must provide courses that meet the agreed syllabus for religious education and the statutory requirements for careers and sex education. It is not necessary for pupils to take an examination in religious education although full and short GCSE courses are available.
The Advisory Services deal with different areas of the school curriculum.
All contacts are based at the Professional Development Centre.