Curriculum Impact - Digital - Programme

Thursday 11 Mar 2021 - Tuesday 23 Mar 2021

Module 1: Curriuclum Impact (Thursday 11 March, 1pm - 3.15pm)

1. Key actions to narrow the achivement gap and ensure your curriculum and interventions have impact

  • Evidence on how best to narrow the gap: interventions that are equalising or targeted at disadvantage
  • Importance of curriculum and interventions: how should we focus our efforts for most impact?
  • High quality teaching and high expectations for all pupils: every teach, every day, every lesson

Rob Coe, Director of Research and Development at Evidence Based Education and Senior Associate at the Education Endowment Foundation

2. Lessons from blended learning: a review of what's worked and implications for education in the future

  • What does the evidence say?
  • It's not what you do, it's the way you do it
  • Considerations for successful implementation and delivery of remote learning

Mark Anderson, ICT Evangelist

3. Primary and secondary breakout groups: narrowing the gap and blended learning

4. Building challenge, mastery and engagement

  • Low preparation but high impact strategies for accelerating progress for all
  • Avoid passivity in your pupils
  • Ensure pupils are working at least as hard as their teacher 

Claire Gadsby, Educational Consultant and author of Dynamically Different Classrooms


Module 2: Building a diverse, rich and ambitious curriculum (Tuesday 16 March, 1pm - 3.15pm)

1. Build a diverse curriculum that prepares young people for their future, Alison Kriel, Education Consultant and Founder, AMAYA Trust

2. Create a culture of constructive feedback, peer review and questioning to build learning

  • Focus your energy on the kind of feedback that is proven to work
  • Empower pupils to take an active role in the feedback process
  • Use questioning to promote engagement and to close gaps in learning

Claire Gadsby, Educational Consultant and author of Dynamically Different Classrooms

3. Primary and secondary breakout groups: curriculum diversity and ambition

4. Creativity and critical thinking skills 

  • Understand what creativity is
  • Find out how to create the climate for creativity to flourish and which teaching methods work best in the classroom
  • Explore examples and develop practical tools to use in every subject of your school curriculum

Professor Bill Lucas, Director, Centre for Real-World Learning


Module 3: Primary curriculum (Thursday 18 March, 3pm - 5pm)

1. Evidence your quality of education

  • Curriculum design, implementation and ambition - what are your USPs and are they fit for purpose?
  • In practical terms, how do all staff members contribute to the overall Quality of Education judgement?
  • Tracking progress and monitoring impact - the five levels of evidence available

Tom Fay, Executive Director of Primary Education, West Yorkshire

2. Empower and equip subject leaders to bring your curriculum to life

  • Curriculum Infrastructure
  • The role of the subject lead
  • Subject intent and vision
  • Tools and practical strategies to facilitate leadership and support the jump from ‘curriculum to classroom'

Lekha Sharma, Vice Principal - Quality of Education, Ark Oval Primary and author of 'Curriculum to Classroom'

3. Taking learning beyond the classroom walls

  • What is Physically Active Learning (PAL)?
  • Why is PAL especially important now?
  • Top take-away tips for PAL with children and teachers

Ian Holmes and Bryn Llewellyn, Co-Directors of Move & Learn (CIC)

PLUS access to recorded session:

Exploring principles for cross-curricular literacy

  • Building a rationale
  • Examples and exploration: vocabulary, challenging texts, oracy
  • Ideas for progression

Bob Cox, Education Consultant and Author


Module 4: Secondary curriculum (Tuesday 23 March, 3pm - 5pm)

1. Build and monitor your subject department

  • Identify the key steps in developing a coaching model
  • Develop a strategy to ‘even out’ variance in teacher performance across your team
  • Recognise the value of ‘skilled support’ to help drive school improvement

Steve Garnett, CPD Provider and Author

2. Curriculum Design: Measure what you value, don't value what you measure

  • A series of provocations to encourage delegates to consider what the purpose of school actually is
  • Practical ways to ensure your curriculum is aligned with your values
  • Strategies and approaches to ensure coherence across the entire school curriculum – in and outside of the classroom

Jennie Giovanelli, Headteacher, Kingsthorpe College

3. Evidence-informed teaching

  • How to ensure your subject teaching is evidence informed
  • Applying strategies from research to reduce workload and increase impact
  • Effective tools to keep on top of research and evidence in education

Amjad Ali, Try This Teaching