Curriculum Planning for Middle Leaders

Building a great curriculum and evidencing impact

The current Ofsted framework focuses heavily on the curriculum decisions made by subject leaders. This programme will ensure that you have a confident understanding of what Ofsted will be looking at and suggest ways to evidence the impact of your approach to curriculum.

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SSAT members: £750
Non-members: £900
Prices exclusive of VAT


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It is now several years since changes to the Ofsted framework put the focus on curriculum. In the years that have followed, middle leaders have done extensive work to review and refine their plans. This series of two training sessions provides middle leaders with an opportunity to step back, reflect on the decisions they have made and identify areas for further development.

How it works

This programme of two 90 minute workshops has been designed to be delivered to your whole middle leadership team. As well as delivering expertise and essential information our facilitators will lead your team in collaborative activities to allow them to work together to produce action plans and ensure a shared understanding of requirements.

Learning outcomes

  • Greater confidence in curriculum design and planning.
  • A clear understanding of national expectations.
  • Practical steps that can be immediately implemented.
  • Ideas and guidance from other schools.

Workshop information

Session 1: Building an effective curriculum

Session one focuses on building an effective curriculum narrative. It will explore how to confidently articulate the learning journeys you are planning for your pupils and the intent for your subject. It will include:

  • Key principles of effective curriculum design
  • How to explain your curriculum plans effectively
  • Interactive activities to support your thinking
  • Opportunities to share ideas and effective practice with colleagues in other schools

Session 2: Evidencing impact

Session two focuses on evidencing impact at department level. It will explore how to demonstrate the effectiveness of your curriculum and what to expect in an Ofsted inspection. It will include:

  • Key principles of effective quality assurance
  • A full briefing on Ofsted expectations
  • Interactive activities to enable you to explore key ideas
  • Opportunities to share ideas and effective practice with colleagues in other schools


Alex Galvin, Senior Education Lead, SSAT

Alex Galvin, SSAT

Alex joined SSAT in 2008 and is now a senior education lead. She runs SSAT’s Leading Edge network, our network for high performing schools, supporting schools to collaborate, innovate and share best practice. Alex also leads on curriculum for SSAT. Prior to joining SSAT, Alex taught for fifteen years in schools in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Colin Logan, Senior Education Lead, SSAT

Colin Logan, SSAT

Colin has worked at five large comprehensive schools as a languages teacher, head of department and faculty, deputy head and finally headteacher. He is a recent Ofsted inspector and was a senior adviser in the National Strategies in the data and evaluation team. Colin joined SSAT in 2011 and is a senior education lead with responsibility for data, accountability and inspection.

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SSAT members
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Date and location

Online or face-to-face

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