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Schools expert makes education plea

A primary schools expert from the University of East Anglia will today call on education secretary Michael Gove to withdraw his plans for a new curriculum.

Senior lecturer and researcher Sue Cox will deliver a petition of more than 2,000 names to the minister. She says the education secretary's current proposals will fail children.

The petition includes signatures from teacher, parents, grandparents and university professors. They believe the Government's plans for a new curriculum has not taken into account the experience and expertise of the teaching profession.