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Course costs are based on 15 participants

This course can be tailored to your individual requirements

Bringing the curriculum to life: Practical, purposeful and sustainable curriculum planning delivering statutory requirements and ensuring pupils enjoy and achieve

As we embark on a revised National Curriculum we are aware that the coalition is looking for a “relentless focus on the basics” but wish to give teachers ‘flexibility for schools to adapt the curriculum to their needs’. (“The National Curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the National Curriculum specifications. The National Curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons.” Quote from the new revised framework September 2013.)

This practical one day course provides an inspiring planning framework with which to shape and enliven the curriculum, meet statutory requirements whilst meeting the needs and abilities of all pupils in an interesting and engaging way. The planning process enables pupils to develop their key skills and promotes flexibility, adaptability and maximum use of technology. During the day participants will have opportunities to engage in the planning process so that they take back to base a model and examples which they know will deliver good learning for their pupils. The importance of strong values and vision underpinning the ethos and driving curriculum planning and delivery, assessment for learning, enrichment, learning outside the classroom all feature strongly within the model.

The model is an outcome-based curriculum in which the children are involved within the planning of their learning journey.

Course Overview

This practical one day course provides an inspiring planning framework with which to shape and enliven the curriculum, meet statutory requirements whilst meeting the needs and abilities of all pupils in an interesting and engaging way. During the day participants will have opportunities to engage in the planning process so that they take back to base a model and examples which they know will deliver good learning for their pupils.

Course Objectives

  • •Participants are helped to establish a vision statement, the values of which can be used to underpin and inform their curriculum.
  • •Participants are guided through a curriculum planning process designed to breathe life into the curriculum.
  • •Participants will leave with a curriculum planning tool which can be adapted to fit topic based or subject based curriculums. The process is versatile and can be adapted to fit emerging legislation.
 

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

  • The importance of establishing and agreeing vision and values which will underpin the curriculum. PLUS opportunity to look at and discuss the new framework.

Session 2

  • Implications, considerations and personalising.
  • Introduction to the planning process with exemplars

Session 3

  • Further examples and opportunity to practise one either together or in smaller groups.

Session 4

  • Sharing of planning and evaluations; plenary.
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date we reserve the right to update alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Tutor information and feedback

Tutor:

Following twenty years as a successful Headteacher of three schools; Nursery Infant and Primary, Gill now works as an independent consultant, supporting school development in a range of ways. She has been a Primary Strategy Consultant Leader and in addition has coached new headteachers. She currently acts as a board member for NPQH. Gill has a track record of school improvement, raising expectations and achievement in schools within challenging catchments. Her school was nominated and won the first national award for ‘Learning Outside The Classroom’. Gill taught at Castlechurch Primary for twelve years. Three weeks after her departure the inspection reported the following: “Teaching is good and learning has been enhanced by the introduction of a WOW curriculum which has resulted in high levels of enjoyment by all pupils”. Ofsted Report, Castlechurch Primary School 2010 –

Feedback :

  • “Inspiring collective creative planning....very enjoyable”.
  • “Time to reflect, time to plan. Thank you very much for a super day”.
  • “Training ‘down to earth’ and no nonsense which is refreshing and we certainly feel we have something to work on.”
  • “Very helpful and approachable tutors”.
  • “The presenters both had practical, hands on knowledge of what they were imparting”.
  • “Time to try it out, discuss ideas and have input from the trainer”.
  • “Planning in a new way- great”.

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