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Building and Implementing a Knowledge-Rich Secondary School Curriculum

primary & secondary education Training

09:15 - 16:30

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Central London

For a limited time we are offering 10% discounts for the first 8 delegates on the course. To take advantage of this discount, enter code S2GA7V7 when completing your booking.

In May 2019, Ofsted published its new Education Inspection Framework which focused on improving the quality and breadth of the school curriculum. Warning against “teaching to test”, the framework calls for a knowledge-rich curriculum.

Pressure is on schools to adapt their curriculums to meet this requirement. While the Framework has already come into effect, schools have been granted a grace period until the next academic year to fulfil all aspects of the inspection criteria. After which secondary schools will be assessed on ‘quality of education’ alongside ‘behaviour and attitudes’ ‘personal development’ and ‘leadership and management.’

Join this highly interactive training course to understand how to develop a knowledge-rich curriculum tailored to the specific requirements of your school. You will begin by outlining the new curriculum requirements and defining the meaning of ‘knowledge-rich.’ Through workshops and case-studies, you will then learn how to develop an inclusive curriculum which reviews knowledge progression and accounts for disadvantaged children.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the social and cultural concerns behind the new curriculum requirements, including inequality and narrowed knowledge
  • Identify key characteristics of a ‘narrow’ curriculum, for instance ‘Knowledge Organisation’, and separating pedagogy from the subject
  • Create a jigsaw curriculum map to identify how knowledge can be reinforced in complimentary lessons for depth of learning
  • Define ‘cultural capital’ and understand the key trends and drivers of the attainment gap
  • Conduct an audit of an individual subject to identify knowledge and skill gaps and produce a timetable for regular assessment of curriculum
Confirmed:

Expert Trainer

Martin Robinson, Education and Curriculum Consultant

 

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09:15

Registration


9:45

Chair’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives


10:00

Defining a ‘Narrow’ vs. ‘Knowledge-Rich’ Curriculum

  • Identifying key characteristics of a ‘narrow’ curriculum, for instance ‘Knowledge Organisation’, ‘Pub Quiz curriculum’ and separating pedagogy from the subject
  • Utilising teachers as subject experts rather than GCSE specifications to provide knowledge when designing the curriculum
  • Learning from the independent school regulatory standards which gives pupils experience in the following areas: linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical, and aesthetic and creative


10:45

Morning Break


11:00

The Education Inspection Framework: Understanding Curriculum Requirements

  • Understanding the social and cultural concerns behind the new curriculum requirements, including inequality and narrowed knowledge
  • Highlighting the move away from performance data to ‘quality of education’ and workload
  • Analysing the assessment criteria of ‘intent’, ‘implementation’ and ‘impact’ and how these will be interpreted
  • Understanding the interactions between the national, local and hidden curriculums


12:00

Case Study: Tackling the Attainment Gap for Disadvantaged Pupils Through an Inclusive Curriculum

  • Understanding the key trends and drivers of the attainment gap and the detrimental impact of narrowing the curriculum for disadvantaged students
  • Defining ‘cultural capital’ and how this impacts university admissions and other life experiences
  • Identifying and monitoring disadvantaged pupils and providing additional support
  • Expanding the role of The Arts in curriculum without alienating disadvantaged pupils by engaging with BAME histories

Marie Nassor, Head of School (Secondary), Woodmansterne School (invited)


12:45

Lunch


13:45

Intent: Modelling Knowledge Progression to Ensure Depth and Breadth of Learning

  • Building progression webs and identifying end-points for individual subjects to build a curriculum around
  • Identifying knowledge and skills to be achieved at both ‘end-points’ and ‘way-points’
  • Using the ‘spiral’ curriculum model to delineate year-group specific knowledge that will be built upon in progressive years
  • Creating a jigsaw curriculum map for a year-group to identify how knowledge can be reinforced in complimentary lessons


14:45

Afternoon Break


15:00

Implementation and Impact: Creating a Strategy for Effective Curriculum in Your School

  • Identifying the overall vision and values of your organisation to align the curriculum under
  • Conducting an audit of each subject to identify knowledge and skill gaps
  • Using data from internal assessments to understand what teaching has been successful
  • Producing a timetable for regular assessment of your curriculum


16:15

Evaluation and Close

*Programme subject to change


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In-house Option

We can also run this course for you, at your organisation, at a time and date that suits you. Please email inhouse@insidegovernment.co.uk for more info.