Curriculum & Assessment Toolkit

Updated for the new Education inspection framework

In recent years, the pace of change around curriculum and assessment has been unprecedented. Are you confident that:

  • you and your team have understood all the curriculum and assessment changes that have been introduced?
  • the changes made to curriculum and assessment in your school last year are right?
  • the professional dialogue about developing assessment without levels is robust, rigorous and appropriate?

SSAT’s Curriculum and Assessment Toolkit is an indispensable resource that will provide a framework for you to review your work to date and to plan your next steps.

Digital resource

SSAT Members: £99+VAT
Non-members: £149+VAT

This resource is ideal for any school that is currently thinking about their practice with regard to either curriculum or assessment or both. Whether you have already undertaken a lot of work with your team, or whether you are in the early stages of reviewing your approach, you will find that the materials provoke interesting questions, offer reassurance that you have considered all angles and help to clarify your thinking on key issues.

The resource provides:

  • A step-by-step guide to developing a principled approach to curriculum design and to developing a new assessment model
  • Making sense of change – a presentation which provides a detailed overview of all of the policy change relating to curriculum and assessment and the new Ofsted framework. This is updated when required, and schools that have purchased the toolkit will receive updated slides whenever it has been revised.
  • Curriculum presentation – slides which introduce your team to the principles of effective curriculum design and provide a step-by-step guide to developing your approaches.
  • Curriculum activities – a range of practical activities which can be used in staff training.
  • Assessment presentation – slides which introduce your team to the principles of effective assessment design and provide a step-by-step guide to developing your approaches.
  • Departmental activities – slides and practical activities that support your departments in translating principle into practice.
  • Briefing papers on the recent history of curriculum and assessment policy and practice
  • Supporting materials including digital copies of Dylan Wiliam’s Redesigning Schooling pamphlets on principled curriculum design and principled assessment design, SSAT on Curriculum, and the Four Pillars of Principled Curriculum Design.

We don’t believe that there can be a one-size-fits-all solution to planning for curriculum and assessment. This resource is designed to make the most of the professionalism and expertise of your staff, prompting the right questions and supporting you in identifying the approaches that will work best for your students.

If you are interested in booking in-school curriculum consultancy from SSAT, our Education team offers regular keynotes, updates and training for headteachers’ associations and conferences, senior leadership teams, middle leaders and whole-school Inset.

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