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Realising the Primary Curriculum Vision - A triad of evidence based solutions

Triad of evidence based solutions

Continuing the Primary Curriculum Journey - Planning how to implement an evidence-based strategy from Early Years to Year 6 and beyond

OFSTED's handbook is now being used to inspect schools across England. This one-day training course focuses on three major strands that provide school leaders and managers with the tools to assess how well the curriculum rationale and ambition is translated into high quality pedagogy and deep curriculum content. These are,

  • A deep dive into what is happening in the classroom that clearly defines how the curriculum is taught and how pupils are accessing subject knowledge and developing a range of skills for learning
  • An analysis of pupil output in relation to what is produced in books and other media that shows clearly that pupils are building on prior learning, there is depth and breadth of coverage and there is evidence that the increased development of knowledge and skills are reinforced through practice
  • The imperative to create a culture where professional conversations foster a collaborate approach to the development of a deep and rich curriculum offer that is consistently delivered across year groups, key stages and subjects.

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".

OFSTED November 2019

This one-day training course will focus on:-

  • A review of the quality framework that has three clearly defined strategies for change linked to current research and good practice in curriculum design and delivery
  • A focus on curriculum intent, rationale and ambition and how this is consistently translated into a deep and rich offer by those planning a sequential, knowledge rich and skills focused curriculum
  • Building a consensus on what defines successful pedagogy that will deliver highly interactive and independent learning to ensure pupils learn the curriculum
  • A close look at how senior, middle and subject leaders can assess the successful and consistent implementation of the curriculum through highly effective use of interactive lesson observation, feedback and opportunities for reflection with teachers, support staff and pupils
  • Putting the spotlight on assessment of learning and how pupils are acquiring a range of deep knowledge and the relevant skills for learning across all subjects, topics, year groups and stages. A review of what is being assessed, how it is being assessed and analysing the impact for pupils across the ability spectrum
  • An in-depth look at the third element of the triangle which is the need to foster highly interactive professional learning conversations. We look at the how developing a coaching culture will ensure the management of change and consistency of purpose is highly visible and effective
  • Giving those who attend an opportunity to reflect on the skills of a coach and how these can have a positive impact on achieving success and time to practice some coaching skills with others

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,  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.

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.

Have a look at Glynis's news posts that sequence the unfolding changes to how OFSTED will inspect schools and new thinking about the curriculum design and delivery. You can also view these on our website here.

Prices:

First Delegate:

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£245 +VAT

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What our clients say about this course

  • "Informative, Thought provoking. Strategies useful to address the primary curriculum" Head of School in London
  • "A really useful day!! It helped me with my thinking er: where I am and where we are as a school.  i will take back with me lots of next steps - Thank you" Deputy Headteacher from London
  • "A very useful day which enabled us to reflect on current practice and ways forard to clarify and enrich our curriculum" Primary School Headteacher from London
  • "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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  • "Informative, Thought provoking. Strategies useful to address the primary curriculum" Head of School in London
  • "A really useful day!! It helped me with my thinking er: where I am and where we are as a school.  i will take back with me lots of next steps - Thank you" Deputy Headteacher from London
  • "A very useful day which enabled us to reflect on current practice and ways forard to clarify and enrich our curriculum" Primary School Headteacher from London
  • "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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