Developing a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum that strives to close the attainment gap between the most and least advantaged students.
Session 1: Intent
- What are the new inspection demands for your curriculum?
- Where might we be getting the curriculum wrong?
- What do you want students to learn?
- How to put powerful knowledge at the heart of your curriculum.
- Understand the differences between cultural capital, cultural literacy and ‘being cultured’
- Breadth vs depth – which should be prioritised?
- Curriculum coherence – does your curriculum tell a clear story?
- What’s the opportunity cost? Can you have your cake and eat it?
Session 2: Implementation
- Design a curriculum based on how your students learn.
- Strike the right balance between success and struggle.
- Understand the power of motivation and design a curriculum that build students’ resilience
- Unpick cognitive load theory – how to balance task difficulty with available resources.
- Embed desirable difficulties – how to implement findings from cognitive science in your curriculum design (from spacing, retrieval practice, to the hypercorrection effect).
Session 3: Impact
- How do you know if students have learned what you intended?
- Uncouple reporting and assessment.
- Explore what types of assessment you need and what you don’t.
- Rethink assessment to be able to measure progress succinctly.
- Use comparison to effectively assess subjective subjects.
Who should attend
Open to primary and secondary school leaders and subject leaders.
- 1 delegate place £289*
- Additional delegates £259*
- Full Day Inset: £2,000*
- Half Day/Twilight: £1,800*
* Plus VAT