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curriculum redesignAction Research into Enterprise, Careers Education and SMSC with in a 21st Curriculum is a specialism of our Consultant(s) Jayne North.  A co-ordinated approach to addressing some of the issues around poor provision and a response to the changing policy is paramount in planning a wider enrichment curriculum for learners as they move towards preparation for work or the next stage of their education post 16. Our Director of Learning, Glynis Frater has created a summary of the key findings of the Getting Ready for Work report published by OFSTED, click here to download a copy.

John Price has been at the forefront of curriculum development for several years. Following his years as a very successful Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher he was a leading member of the Wolverhampton Local Authority team working closely with government on developing high profile professional development programmes for teachers involved in new curriculum initiatives and skills development. He has a clear and deep understanding of the current changes to secondary accountability and the landscape of progress 8, the EBac and the far-reaching implications of the need to focus on a much more robust key stage 3.

The primary curriculum and assessment changes are shaping new thinking and new pedagogy across Key Stage 1 and 2. We have a dream team of deep thinkers who are working closely with those involved in research and development in what is successful in shaping a new approach to teaching and learning that will deliver positive outcomes for pupils. Our primary team, Lynn Matthews, Glynis Frater, Bill Hoten and Myrt Bradley are following current policy and the ongoing consultation into the most effective ways to assess children at the end of early years, key stage 1 and key stage 2.

Jayne North one of our very talented team of trainers has written something very special for primary age pupils and their teachers. Fairy Twists is an immersive pupil led story telling resource that supports the delivery of the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) curriculum and will provide pupils with an opportunity to use their literacy skills through group work and creative writing. Fairy Twists are modern day short stories based on traditional fairy stories.

Here at Learning Cultures, we pride ourselves on devising bespoke courses for essential and new areas of the National Curriculum. Geographical Information Systems is a compulsory part of the National Curriculum and is integral to the Geography specifications at Key Stages 4 and 5. Amy Burgess has written and delivers training for teachers to Build the skills and knowledge to support pupils’ use of GIS and apply their understanding in a range of contexts.