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Cracking the Curriculum

Support for curriculum leaders in primary schools


This one day course will support curriculum leaders, especially those of the foundation subjects, in understanding the principles behind curriculum design. Leaders will be able to confidently identify and articulate what is to be taught when and why.


Recently there has been a renewed focus on the curriculum and how it is implemented in schools. In particular, the new OFSTED framework asks subject leaders to be able to explain the intent, implementation and impact of their curriculum choices.

In this one-day course, curriculum and subject leaders will have the opportunity to explore the thinking behind curriculum design. They will engage with research that presents the key principles behind knowledge acquisition to support the design of their own curriculum.

We will also explore how teachers can select the appropriate knowledge for their school, taking into account the context of their pupils. Curriculum leaders will be supported in structuring their curriculum by exploring ideas of spacing, interleaving and building schema.

Additionally, curriculum leaders will explore how feedback and responsive teaching can be incorporated to measure the impact of your curriculum.

Cost per person: SLA training subscription: 2 credits (£135) or £175.

Where participants have registered and are accepted onto courses there is an expectation that cancellation is made, via the website within forty eight working hours of the course start time if they are unable to attend. Failure to cancel or to turn up will result in being charged the full cost of the place. Delegates are responsible for signing the register to log their attendance.

Delegates who attend this session without booking a place will be charged £25.00 per place in additional to the course cost.


By the end of the day, subject leaders will have a deeper understanding of the process of curriculum design to support their work in schools.

Booking Information

Please note that this course is repeated on 28th February 2020. Delegates have a choice of which day to attend. Delegates do not need to book both days.


Curriculum Leaders, Subject Leaders, Year Leaders

28 Feb 2020 09:00 - 15:15

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School Improvement: Teaching and Learning Consultancy and Training
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Date and Time

28 Feb 2020 09:00 - 15:15


The Leagrave Centre (MS / Maple Suite), Strangers Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 9ND


Marie Reynolds
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