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Education journalist Mike Baker interviews the Minister of State for Schools and Learners, Jim Knight, on the current education system from, diplomas to the primary curriculum.

Mike questions him about his new role in charge of city academies, taking over from Lord Adonis.

They also discuss the up-take of the new diploma qualification, what's in the upcoming Primary Curriculum Review, and why Jim feels the curriculum is more important than looking at assessment.

Jim also talks about his wish for a primary curriculum that includes more freedom for teachers, improved teaching of ICT skills, and more primary age children learning languages.

Part of the series: Mike Baker Meets

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