South West Curriculum Conference:
The Golden Thread to Securing Outstanding Outcomes
Tuesday 6th March 2018 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter | 09:30 - 16:00
Following the recent completion of Ofsted’s ‘Primary and Secondary Curriculum review’ (phase 1) and the ‘Bold Beginnings’ review which looked at the Reception curriculum in a sample of good and outstanding primary schools, along with Ofsted’s announcement to incorporate curriculum into the new inspection framework, it is now more paramount than ever for school leaders to implement a culture of curriculum design.
This conference will empower School Leaders to focus on building a unique and world-class curriculum that they can clearly demonstrate and articulate the intent and practical impact of the curriculum design on pupils’ accelerated progress, social mobility and future life chances.
Delegates will learn how to balance the desire for our children to experience a fun, broad, balanced and meaningful curriculum, with the demands of assessment and high expectations for their personal, social, emotional growth as well as their academic achievement.
With international acclaimed keynote speakers including Tim Oates CBE, delegates will explore key findings and ideas from the best curriculums demonstrated globally; enabling leaders to implement the richness of a broad and balanced curriculum within their own school.
Key reasons to attend
- Generate fresh and innovative ideas for re-conceptualising and co-constructing the learning journey for all pupils, including vulnerable groups of pupils and those with special educational needs
- Explore curricula from an international perspective
- Understand how British values within a ‘civic education’ can be developed across the subject domains of a rich, cohesive curriculum
- Clarify the revised expectations from Ofsted around curriculum design in addition to the language used to articulate and demonstrate it.
Who should attend
Early Years, Primary and Secondary: Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Subject Leaders and Governors
Tim Oates CBE, Group Director of Assessment Research and Development
Amanda Spielman, Ofsted Chief Inspector, announced last year a renewed interest in curriculum by Ofsted. Since her first discussions, Ofsted has looked in detail at curriculum theory, and undertaken systematic examination of how inspection might engage more curriculum matters. Curriculum is back on the agenda in a very serious way. The latest curriculum theory is growing in sophistication, but this sophistication is a help, not a hindrance to hard-pressed school leaders and teachers. International studies of curriculum design and effective practice have proved valuable in refining the ways in which we think about learners and schooling. This presentation will look at approaches coming to the fore in good research and theory but which help 'next Monday morning' in schools in England - that is, they are eminently practical.
Designing Curricula for Mastery and Motivation: Lessons from Top-Performing Systems
Lucy Crehan, Education Explorer and Author
In the UK, PISA tests suggest that one in five 15-yr-olds lack basic numeracy and literacy skills, compared with just one in ten in ‘top-performing’ systems. While there are many reasons for this, the curriculum design plays an important part. Lucy will share the principles underlying curriculum design in systems where more children succeed in attaining these important skills, and how this works at the school level.
Providing an Inclusive Curriculum
Diane Rochford, Chair of Rochford Review and Executive Headteacher, John F Kennedy Academy
The Big Early Years Curriculum Conversation
Sarah Quinn, Lead Education Adviser, ECM Education
Using Literature to Create an Engaging and Rich Curriculum
Ros Ferrara, Consultant, Focus Education
Early Bird Price - £155+VAT. Valid until 26th January 2019
Full Conference Price - £205+VAT
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