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Curriculum Futures for the Primary School - strategies for change, challenge and continuous improvement

Curriculum Futures for the Primary School- strategies for change, challenge and continuous improvement

This event will run:- 

as morning sessions from 10.00 until 12.30 over two weeks

or as twilight sessions from 16.00 to 18.30 over two weeks

The intervening week can be used for reflection, collaboration and an opportunity to share with colleagues the learning from the first session to review some of the valuable resources and materials that will help to shape future planning.

The curriculum is the blue-print for learning. This course looks at how to re-visit the curriculum intent, rationale and ambition to ensure that learners can build on their learning from the past few months. It then looks at how to ensure that all staff work together cohesively and collectively to plan how to implement new curriculum strategies to deepen understanding, build on prior learning and look to the future with confidence.

The OFSTED inspection handbook continues to look for:-

  • "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".

OFSTED 2020

Have a look at some testimonials for this course

This online training course will focus on:-

  • A review of how the current rationale for curriculum intent may need to change so that there are clearly defined strategies linked to current research and good practice that will ensure continued learning and progression
  • Building a consensus on what has defined and what will define successful pedagogy that will deliver highly interactive and independent learning to ensure pupils learn the curriculum and continue to deepen knowledge and understanding across all subjects
  • A close look at how senior, middle and subject leaders can review how to assess that successful and consistent implementation of the curriculum continues through the use of interactive lesson observation, feedback and opportunities for reflection with teachers, support staff and pupils
  • The need for highly interactive professional learning conversations to take place as part of continuous professional development. We look at how using coaching techniques will ensure the management of change and consistency of purpose is highly visible and effective going forward
  • Building a CPD framework to support staff in the management of change that is inevitable during the rest of this academic year and as a springboard to learning in the next.

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.

Have a look at OFSTED's list of indicators linked to how the curriculum should be planned and delivered.

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Who is it for?

Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Assistant Heads and subject leaders 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.  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 and a continuum of learning.

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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  • "These two sessions have been excellent, exceeded my expectations and it was time well spent. I feel I am in a much stronger position to lead curriculum design in my school" Head of teaching and learning from a school in Manchester
  • "This has been a wonderful opportunity to reflect on my current work and to consider how to further develop with my colleagues." Headteacher from a school in Cardiff
  • "Informative, thought provoking. Strategies useful to address the primary curriculum" Head of School in London
  • "Really useful!! It helped me with my thinking, where I am and where we are as a school.  I have lots of new ideas to inform next steps - Thank you" Deputy Headteacher from London
  • "An interesting format that really worked for me. The time in between the two sessions was so useful and enabled us to reflect on current practice and ways forward to clarify and enrich our curriculum" Primary School Headteacher from London
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed these two sessions. Excellent ideas, discussions, guidance and thinking points, thank you." A Deputy Headteacher from a primary school in Dudley
  • "A fantastic course, 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 on both days.  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
  • "The whole course has been excellent, lots of ideas and practical suggestions as to how to make sure we are on the right lines with 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 way forward." Headteacher from a primary school in Lancashire
  • "Very thoughtful, encouraging and effective sessions. Sets me up to return to school and make my next steps". Head of a school in Birmingham

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  • "These two sessions have been excellent, exceeded my expectations and it was time well spent. I feel I am in a much stronger position to lead curriculum design in my school" Head of teaching and learning from a school in Manchester
  • "This has been a wonderful opportunity to reflect on my current work and to consider how to further develop with my colleagues." Headteacher from a school in Cardiff
  • "Informative, thought provoking. Strategies useful to address the primary curriculum" Head of School in London
  • "Really useful!! It helped me with my thinking, where I am and where we are as a school.  I have lots of new ideas to inform next steps - Thank you" Deputy Headteacher from London
  • "An interesting format that really worked for me. The time in between the two sessions was so useful and enabled us to reflect on current practice and ways forward to clarify and enrich our curriculum" Primary School Headteacher from London
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed these two sessions. Excellent ideas, discussions, guidance and thinking points, thank you." A Deputy Headteacher from a primary school in Dudley
  • "A fantastic course, 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 on both days.  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
  • "The whole course has been excellent, lots of ideas and practical suggestions as to how to make sure we are on the right lines with 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 way forward." Headteacher from a primary school in Lancashire
  • "Very thoughtful, encouraging and effective sessions. Sets me up to return to school and make my next steps". Head of a school in Birmingham
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