It is vital our curricula in schools reflects the rich diversity and history of our country. The contribution of people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities must be celebrated in schools.

I wrote to the Secretary of State for Education after receiving a letter from a year 7 student in Hackney, who raised concerns about the lack of diversity on the GCSE English literature curriculum. Click the pdf link below to read the response in full.

It is vital authors from black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities are properly represented in our curricula. I will continue pressing the Government to support curricula that reflects the rich diversity of our country.