How do subject leaders and teachers create learning opportunities linked to curriculum intent?

How do senior leaders ensure that the planned curriculum is implemented across all classess, year groups and at points of transition?  How can we at Learning Cultures ensure that the training we offer, the solutions we propose and the resources we provide create the right tools for subject leaders and teachers to deliver a deep and rich curriculum that serves the pupil cohort and the local context?

The answers to both questions above are linked to a clear imperative to build into the school culture real and meaningful opportunities for collaboration and the professional dialogue that leads to challenging conversations and high quality learning outcomes for teachers and pupils. This will include,

  • Make the curriculum rationale and ambition visible and visual across the whole school
  • Include all stakeholders in the celebration of a strong and stimulating curriculum offer
  • Making sure that the curriculum is central to every meetings that takes place
  • Take time to build an understanding that the programmes of study for English and Maths are the bedrock of planning all other curriculum subjects
  • Create opportunities for cross-curricular planning where there is a shared understanding of how to sequence the learning across topics, across year groups and at times of transition
  • Ensure that assessment outcomes are an integral part of planning the curriculum
  • Planning should focus on the importance of developing pupils core and wider skills as part of ensuring that information becomes knowledge and remains within the long term memory

Our suite of curriculum courses are designed to offer solutions, they provide practical resources that can be shared and cascaded widely.  We are aware through the work that we do that changing the paradigm of curriculum delivery is difficult. In order to ensure consistency across all learning that leads to high quality outcomes and a visible impact on the life chances for all pupils a co-operative and shared approach is essential.

Focus on your priorities from these key words and make sure you and your staff have the tools and resources to find the answers that build high quality learning.

Primary Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Intent ***Secondary Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Intent***Sequencing of the curriculum***Transition from KS1 to 2***Transition from KS2 to 3***Concepts in subject design***Primary Formative Assessment***Secondary Formative Assessment***Lesson observation***Quality Assurance***Coaching for Outstanding Teaching & Learning