Report: Pupils to 'learn about Churchill' in history shake-up

Winston Churchill would return to British history lessons, according to reports about a new curriculum Credit: PA

Leaked drafts of Michael Gove's new history curriculum show that traditional British historical figures will return to lessons at the expense of social reformers, the Daily Mail has reported.

The paper says pupils will be taught about Winston Churchill, Oliver Cromwell and Lord Nelson instead of figures such as Jamaican-born nurse Mary Seacole and former black slave Olaudah Equiano.

The Mail says the leaked draft of the new curriculum, spearheaded by Education Secretary Gove, will be published in the New Year.