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Curriculum Design: planning, implementation and evaluation


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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Chris Quigley's Top 3 findings on curriculum