Curriculum

Designing a reforming curriculum for 2014 and beyond

Curriculum Planning, School Systems and Timetable Design

Learning Cultures are working closely with education policy makers, OFSTED and ESTYN and key educational researchers and are watching carefully as developments related to the curriculum are revealed and rolled out from 2014 and beyond.

Listed below are our current range of curriculum enhancing programmes. New programmes will be developed over the summer as the new Curriculum orders becomer clearer and the consultation draws to a close. We run off the shelf off site events or we can tailor a programme to suit your needs that relate to your strategy for improvement. The public events we are running for the next term are highlighted below, click to find out more.

  • Preparing for the Primary Curriculum 2014 - The Primary Curriculum is changing from September 2014. The time is short to ensure that all those working with learning in the primary setting understand the implications of the changes and how to plan for delivery that will lead to a consistent approach across all teaching in each year group, across the key stages and within specific subject teaching. The embedding of literacy and numeracy within each lesson is also critical and there are some significant changes to expectations of what pupils should achieve at the end of each year as they progress through primary school.

  • Curriculum, Changes, Challenges and Choices – Is your curriculum fit for purpose? Are you up to date with the many policy changes? Will your curriculum meet the needs of all learners?  We bring you all the latest information about all the curriculum changes in the secondary phase at Key Stages 3,4 and 5 and work with your Curriculum or Teaching and Learning Manager to plan how to design a curriculum offer that creates opportunities for all learners to achieve their full potential.

  • Language, Literacy and Listening across the Curriculum. Learners need to be able to make connections so that they can become unconsciously competent at using their skills. They need to be able to apply them in a range of contexts and apply the right concept in increasingly complex and unfamiliar tasks. Making sure that every subject and every teacher is making those connections is the first step to ensuring success in each year and during transition from one key stage to the next.  Whether you are working in the primary or secondary phase this event will support those who attend to develop a deeper understanding of how to use literacy skills to foster meaningful progression, high levels of ahievement and motivation and ensure learners can make connections and apply their learning in a variety of contexts
  • Maths in Context - Making Connections across the Curriculum – Creating a skills culture recognises how the use of number is integral to learning across all subjects. We focus on how to support teachers and other staff to feel confident with how they teach, encourage learning and assess numeracy and mathematic skills that naturally occur as part of learning across all subjects and within all learning activity to develop an unconcsious competence in the use and application of number. Number is part of learning at each key stage and developing an understanding of how learners progress and build their skills each year is essential.  We provide experts who can work with teachers from across the key stages to ensure relevance.
  • Embedding Literacy and Numeracy in Humanities - Focusing on how subject and faculty leaders in the Humanities disciplines can ensure a consistent approach to how literacy and numeracy are applied as part of the learning of all Humanities subjects; raising awareness of the skills teachers and learners need in order to use their skills and how to teach and apply a concept in a specific context; how to assess it and ensure learners are able to make connections across their learning
  • Embedding Literacy and Numeracy in Science - Using literacy and numeracy skills are integral to ensuring learners can access the subject discipline, solve problems and develop the skills needed to achieve high levels of success at GCSE and beyond.  This event focuses on how literacy and numeracy are integral to science learning and how teachers can help learners to develop these skills so that they make connections in and across the disciplines and become unconsciously competent at using their skills in furthering their scientific knowledge and understanding
  • ICT -the quil pen of the 21st century - An innovative look at how to use ICT as a tool for learning. Reviewing the current approaches and how best to develop learners' skills in research using the internet, how to use Office software effectively to support writing and number work and how to use presentation software effectivel
  • Harnessing Achievement for Learners working at Level 1(D - G GCSE) and below  - an alternative curriculum– Finding out about new ways of working with foundationlevel learners. Developing a curriculum to support learners to achieve a range of skills and qualifications that are available at Entry level or level 1 and that are approved by Government.  We explore the many pathways and possibilities that exist to create a cohesive offer that leads to success and the development of skills to enhance life chances and create opportunities for progression and success
  • Delivering a Vocational Learning Pathway - Developing a vocational learning strand as part of the curriculum in Key Stage 4 is enriching and ensures that the curriculum offer is fit for purpose for all learners. This Learning Cultures event focuses on outlining what is available for learners in relation to their ability, interests and aspiration. We also look closely at the kind of offer that can be planned to ensure that the school or college is able to take credit through the current performance table system and demonstrate that this curriculum choice provides a value added experience for the learner.
  • Curriculum and Timetable Innovation Policy, Planning and Practice – Is your curriculum fit for purpose? Are you up to date with the many policy changes? Will your curriculum meet the needs of all learners?  We bring you all the latest information about all the curriculum changes and work with your Curriculum or Teaching and Learning Manager to plan how to design a curriculum offer that creates opportunities for all learners to achieve their full potential.
  • Our Coaching Towards Outstanding Teaching and Learning training day is aimed at training your teachers who are good or outstanding to coach so that they can work with their peers and others to cascade best practice and develop a culture of reflective practice where quality teaching is celebrated and learning is enhanced. 

To find out more please email us on info@learningcultures.org or phone us on 01746 765076.

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Date Posted - 18/07/2014

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