In recent years, Ofsted has made curriculum its main focus and it is no surprise to see curriculum taking centre stage in the new framework. The focus on curriculum intent, breadth and depth is a welcome one that opens up interesting conversations.
Ofsted is looking not just at what you decide to teach but also what this says about your ambitions for your students and how your approach to teaching and learning makes these ambitions a reality.
These curriculum seminars are designed to support senior leaders with responsibility for curriculum and/or quality assurance. The days will ensure that you are fully up-to-date with the new Ofsted expectations around curriculum and provide you with an opportunity to share ideas with other senior leaders.
Download this article written by Colin Logan, Senior Education Lead, SSAT which examines what inspectors will be doing during the inspection and what it might feel like while being inspected.
- Unpacking the new Ofsted framework – expectations around curriculum and quality assurance
- SSAT’s 4 pillars of principled curriculum design: reviewing your current curriculum provision and identifying areas for development
- Focus on quality assurance – evidencing curriculum impact
- Informal discussion with colleagues (optional)
- Attendees will leave with a full understanding of the requirements of the new Ofsted framework. They will be confident that they know the questions Ofsted will ask about their curriculum design and delivery and gain ideas about how best to evidence the quality of their provision.
- They will be equipped with resources and guidance to work through with colleagues back at school and will have gained practical ideas from curriculum leads from other schools.
Alex joined SSAT in 2008 and is 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 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, and trained as an Ofsted inspector. He joined SSAT in 2011 and is currently a senior education lead with responsibility for data, accountability and inspection.
As Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Tom leads on SSAT’s responses to government policy and explores the implications of policy on school practice. He also directs the SSAT National Conference programme. He recently wrote SSAT’s publication SSAT on Curriculum.