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How curriculum improves Secondary schools

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This course introduces members of Secondary schools senior leadership teams to the knowledge they need about curriculum, in order to be effective in multiple aspects of whole-school leadership and to practices for driving successful design and implementation of subject curricula across a school.

This training equips school leaders with a framework for understanding and analysing curricula of various kinds, the role of knowledge in transforming pupil achievement (especially for the disadvantaged), the idea of the 'curriculum as the progression model', approaches for assessing pupils in a curriculum-led school, the importance of subject-sensitivity in the leadership of teaching and learning, principles for integrating curriculum development and teacher development, and the central importance of nurturing teacher participation in subject communities within and beyond school.

Aims

  • Possess a framework of knowledge about curriculum to underpin effective whole-school leadership
  • Understand and be able to evaluate practices for driving successful design and implementation of subject curricula across a school

Objectives

  • A framework of knowledge for analysing curricula of various kinds 
  • An understanding of the role of knowledge in transforming pupil achievement
  • An understanding of the relationship between knowledge, inclusion and literacy, especially for transforming the potential of the disadvantaged
  • Examples of how the 'curriculum as the progression model' works in practice
  • Practical approaches for assessing progress in a curriculum-led school
  • The subject sensitivity necessary to lead teaching and learning without sliding into generic practices
  • Principles for integrating curriculum development and teacher development
  •  Guidance on the central importance of subject communities and how to nurture and use teachers' participation in them, within and beyond school

Facilitator

Audience

Executive leaders of partnerships and MATs, Head Teachers, Secondary senior leadership teams and aspiring SLT

Locations and Dates

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