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Re-defining the Primary Curriculum - Delivering high quality seamless and sequential learning across the primary phase

The Curriculum at the Heart of Building a Culture of Seamless Learning from Early Years to Year 6 and Beyond

OFSTED have now published their draft handbook for schools which will be introduced in September 2019. This follows some in-depth research into what creates a quality curriculum that translates standards into practice and ensures there is breadth, balance and challenge that embraces all pupils from across the ability range and builds on prior learning year to year.  This event explains the changes in detail and will provide a wealth of resources and materials that will enable primary headteachers and their senior leadership teams to define their curriculum intent and enable subject leaders and their teams to translate the rationale and ambition into a curriculum that has breadth and depth, builds on prior learning and ensures high levels of progression and deeper learning for all pupils across the ability spectrum. 

The new framework focuses on how the curriculum is planned, implemented and assessed for impact,

Inspectors will explore:

  • "how carefully leaders have thought about what end points the curriculum is building towards, what pupils will be able to know and do at those end points, and how they have planned the curriculum accordingly".
  • "how leaders have sequenced the curriculum to enable pupils to build their knowledge and skills towards agreed end points".
  • "how leaders have ensured that the subject curriculum contains content which has been identified as most useful, and ensure that this content is taught in a logical progression, systematically and explicitly enough for all pupils to acquire the intended knowledge and skills".

This one-day training course will focus on:-

  • A reflection on what is currently seen as excellent practice in curriculum design and delivery across the primary phase in relation to the proposed changes to the OFSTED handbook.  The emphasis on sequencing learning, defining concepts and ensuring pupils build on prior learning and work towards defined end points along their journey are explored
  • Priorities for change linked to what currently works well, what needs to change in relation to the message that this is an evolution and not a revolution
  • Designing a deep knowledge rich and skills focused curriculum that will deliver breadth, balance and challenge and ensure all pupils can access the key concepts and deepen their knowledge and understanding over time
  • A clear focus on the skills that pupils need to have in order to access knowledge and understanding of the core and wider curriculum and how these can be woven into a tapestry of learning
  • The development of a whole school formative assessment strategy that ensures teachers and support staff develop classroom assessment practices that are directly linked to the planned curriculum
  • Planning backwards to ensure pupils have access to a learning journey that will lead to high levels of progression and success in statutory end of phase assessment so that there is no suggestion that the curriculum is 'designed to the test'
  • Giving time to review next steps in how to take the learning from the day back to school to disseminate to senior and middle teams and to teachers and support staff across phases and key stages

All our training is designed so that those who attend can take their learning back to school and share it with others.  We provide all our resources for use on the day and then electronically afterwards so that they can be used for other training or as part of ongoing team building.

Who is it for?

Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers and Assistant Heads who are responsible for curriculum planning and the on-going quality of teaching and learning.  It will also be useful for the person in school who is responsible for continuing professional development (CPD) of all staff.  Subject specialists and teachers across all year groups who need to review their planning and schemes of work to ensure that they provide powerful learning opportunities and deliver high levels of progression.  This event may also be useful for those involved in the transition process from Key Stage to Key Stage where a continuum of learning is essential to ensuring progression.

All our events are centrally located. Registration and refreshments are available from 9.30am for a 10.00am start and we finish around 3.30pm to 4.00pm.

We also offer this event as an INSET or for groups of senior leaders to work together to build collaborative approaches to curriculum planning and delivery for the whole school.

 

Prices:

First Delegate:

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£245 +VAT

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What our clients say about this course

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed today. Excellent ideas, discussions, guidance and thinking points, thank you." A Deputy Headteacher from a primary school in Dudley
  • "A fantastic day, great discussions, chance for reflections and time to think about potential changes that can be made within the school." A primary Headteacher from a primary school in Swindon
  • "Thank you - very supportive and constructive day.  I have more than I could have hoped for in our quest to rethink our curriculum. The knowledge of the trainer has given me a lot of confidence to try a few things out." Headteacher from a primary school in Qatar
  • "An excellent day, lots of ideas and practical suggestions as to how to restructure our curriculum." Head of Teaching and Learning from an all through school in Cumbria
  • "Fabulous! Great discussions and real-life cross phase examples from a highly experienced trainer. The practical resources and activities have given me the perfect starting point." Headteacher from a primary school in Lancashire
  • "A very thoughtful, encouraging and effective day. Sets me up to return to school and make my next steps". Head of a school in Birmingham

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  • "I thoroughly enjoyed today. Excellent ideas, discussions, guidance and thinking points, thank you." A Deputy Headteacher from a primary school in Dudley
  • "A fantastic day, great discussions, chance for reflections and time to think about potential changes that can be made within the school." A primary Headteacher from a primary school in Swindon
  • "Thank you - very supportive and constructive day.  I have more than I could have hoped for in our quest to rethink our curriculum. The knowledge of the trainer has given me a lot of confidence to try a few things out." Headteacher from a primary school in Qatar
  • "An excellent day, lots of ideas and practical suggestions as to how to restructure our curriculum." Head of Teaching and Learning from an all through school in Cumbria
  • "Fabulous! Great discussions and real-life cross phase examples from a highly experienced trainer. The practical resources and activities have given me the perfect starting point." Headteacher from a primary school in Lancashire
  • "A very thoughtful, encouraging and effective day. Sets me up to return to school and make my next steps". Head of a school in Birmingham
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