SEND – School Improvement and the Curriculum
Curriculum is at the heart of every school. The very best curriculum is meaningful, responsive, personalised, and well sequenced and is understood by all colleagues and by students. This event will explore all of these in terms of school improvement whilst looking through the Ofsted lens.
Decisions made by subject leaders are crucial to ensuring that the curriculum is cohesive and matches the needs of all your students.
The current Ofsted framework focuses heavily on the curriculum design and crucially the Quality of Education. 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:
- The quality of education– balancing whole school consistency with specific needs of students
- Content – exploring decisions about content and specifications
- Pedagogy – considering curriculum delivery and retention
- Impact – evidencing those ambitions are being realised
- Being ready, not preparing for, an Ofsted inspection and school improvement reviews
- Sign posting to recent research
By participating in this event, you will have a clear understanding of any steps that you might want to take to ensure that:
- Your curriculum offer is clear, ambitious and meets the needs of all learners
- Your use of teaching and learning assessment guides
- All staff understand and are able to articulate their contribution towards the school’s vision and the quality of education
This event will be delivered by Gary Nixon FRSA C. Psychologist
Gary is Chief Executive Officer and Director. National and Regional Lead School Improvement Consultant supporting MATS and Schools. Consultant Child and Educational Psychologist. Former Head of SI, Psychology and SEND and Founding Chief Executive Officer, Mayflower Specialist School Academy
*All prices exclusive of VAT
Date and location
15:30 - 17:30
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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