OFSTED want schools to communicate their curriculum intent, plan a strategy for successful implementation and create a culture where collaboration and positive professional dialogue delivers a curriculum that builds on prior learning, deepens knowledge and enhances skills that foster learning and achievement. This is the third news post linked to the latest news from OFSTED and other influential researchers. Read the first post here and the second post here.
We have put the main priorities into the mnemonic below.
- Curriculum intent communicated through distributed leadership
- Unified approaches to assessment across the whole school
- Realising potential through breadth, depth, stretch and challenge
- Reflecting on what currently works and building from there
- Implementing a curriculum that builds on prior learning
- Creating opportunities for cross phase, stage and subject collaboration
- Understanding the focus on knowledge and/or skills and how pupils learn
- Learning from colleagues, partners and research to inform planning and strategy
- Using a common conceptual language and coaching to share cross curricular success
- Measuring impact using qualitative and quantitative data
The Curriculum and Assessment team at Learning Cultures are using the growing body of research and comment to ensure our curriculum training courses provide the resources, information and practical strategies to ensure that all schools can:-
- build on their current good practice
- focus on how to create a continuum of learning
- define how the curriculum will be taught and assessed
- ensure all staff are involved through effective CPD
- create the tools that will measure positive impact
Join us for one of our interactive and solutions focused training courses for those with responsibility for strategic and curriculum planning.
- Re-defining the Primary Curriculum – Content, cohesion and purpose
- Re-defining the Secondary Curriculum – Defining purpose, designing content and delivering impact