Quality assuring curriculum provision – a workshop for senior and middle leaders

The current Ofsted framework focuses heavily on the curriculum decisions made by subject leaders. Leaders at all levels need to be confident in articulating the rationale behind the choices that have been made and their judgements about the quality of provision.

The event will cover the following areas:

  • Intent – balancing whole school consistency with departmental autonomy
  • Content – exploring decisions about content and specifications
  • Pedagogy – considering curriculum delivery and retention
  • Impact – evidencing that ambitions are being realised
  • Being ready, not preparing for, an Ofsted inspection
  • Input from a school in the network sharing how they are quality assuring their curriculum provision
  • Opportunities to share ideas with other colleagues in the network

SSAT's 4 pillars of principled curriculum design

SSAT have long advocated a principled approach to curriculum design. This resource does not attempt to tell you what your curriculum should look like, rather it poses the questions that you need to ask and be confident in answering.

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Discounts available

Book multiple delegates onto the event and receive discounted pricing:

  • SSAT Member – £145 for additional delegates – 20% discount
  • Non-member – £180 for additional delegates – 20% discount

Learning outcomes for senior leaders

The event will provide practical advice and guidance for working with link departments and considering whole school curriculum strategy. It 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. It will share strategies for working successfully with middle leaders, even where the subject matter is outside your area of expertise.

Learning outcomes for middle leaders

The event will provide practical advice for quality assuring practice within your department/faculty. It will support you in establishing effective ways of working with senior leaders in your school to evidence your work. It will ensure that you have a confident understanding of what Ofsted will be looking at and support you in explaining the rationale behind your decisions confidently.

We recommend that where possible, the event is attended by at least one senior leader and one middle leader together.

If you are interested in running this event for all of your leadership team and your middle leaders, contact us and we can schedule an event for your school. We can also tailor curriculum support around your specific needs – Just get in touch.

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Featured speakers

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 was also a senior adviser in the National Strategies in the data and evaluation team. He joined SSAT in 2011 and is currently a senior education lead with responsibility for data, accountability and inspection.

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Event date:

Wednesday 22 June 2022
3.30pm - 5.00pm


SSAT members: £185
Non-members: £225

All prices exclusive of VAT