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Curriculum Design: planning, implementation and evaluation


Please Note: All of our courses have been postponed until futher notice. If you have booked a course we will be in touch with you as soon as we have rescheduled dates for each course. Please note this may not be until Summer term.

Many schools are currently in the process of evaluating and re-designing their curriculum. In this one day course, Chris will guide you through three stages of curriculum design: intent, implementation and impact.


  • building ‘cultural capital’
  • mapping breadth study
  • creating a curriculum progression model 
  • articulating curriculum design rationale
  • visualising end points


  • using research from the learning sciences to guide implementation decisions
  • using subject specific pedagogy (content pedagogical knowledge)
  • the role of subject leaders (or equivalent)


  • assessment methodologies
  • how to monitor attainment without flight paths, predicted grades or point scores

Have a look back at the seminar we ran in December and find out how our attendees found the day.


By the end of this course you will: 

  • Consider and understand the research underpinning the Ofsted 2019 framework
  • Have explored the research around curriculum design for long-term memory
  • Advance your understanding of the importance of curriculum breadth
  • Have explored, in detail, a curriculum progression model
  • Have considered the rationale for the design of your curriculum


  • Understand how to plan curriculum breadth to build cultural capital  
  • Understand the curriculum design issues involved in long-term memory   
  • Understand how to develop a curriculum progression model   
  • Understand the limitations of working memory   
  • Learn practical strategies to overcome the limitations of long-term memory   
  • Explore subject specific pedagogies   
  • Explore assessment strategies   
  • Explore monitoring strategies without flight paths, point scores or predicted grades   
  • Explore implications for subject leaders (or equivalent)


Chris Quigley


Senior staff and middle/subject leaders in primary and secondary phases

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Locations and Dates

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London - 19/06

Leeds - 08/10 - Rescheduled from 27/03

Chris Quigley's Top 3 findings on curriculum