Curriculum

Find extensive curriculum support for Primary & Secondary schools, plus recorded curriculum-focused discussions & webinars from experienced peers and colleagues.

NIGEL ORAM & PHILLIP HYNAN – HARPER BELL SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST PRIMARY SCHOOL

Curriculum development (pre & post George Floyd) and how it translates to intent, implementation and impact

Harper Bell Seventh-day Adventist Primary School is a small, inner-city Christian school located in the centre of Birmingham. They have designed their curriculum, under-pinned by the belief that “British history” is “black history” and vice-versa. They believe it is impossible to teach one without the other and that, as teachers, we must not avoid teaching the “tricky bits” of British history and culture.


THE CAREERS & ENTERPRISE COMPANY ET AL

Careers education providing vital support for young people in 2020 – Q&A Panel

As recession hits, students will need the skills to navigate a complex and uncertain future and they will need to be the best they can be in order to compete. Careers guidance prepares your students for the day they leave the security of education. As Covid-19 has taught us – exams are no longer enough.


JIM MORRIS – YOUTH SPORT TRUST

The role of Physical Education to support the recovery and wellbeing of children

This webinar explores how PE and activity could be implemented to support the recovery of young people’s health, wellbeing and physical literacy following lockdown.

DR HELEN DRURY – ARK SCHOOLS

Ark’s mastery curriculum: how can a shared curriculum empower teachers?

Helen shares some of the challenges faced and lessons learnt by teachers across the Ark network as they’ve collaborated to develop a shared curriculum and relevant, integrated training for subjects including maths, English, science and geography over the past decade. She also shares some of Ark’s top tips for designing a curriculum for mastery – so that every young person achieves the subject knowledge and skills that will allow them to succeed. 

JOHN BLAKE – ARK SCHOOLS

Curriculum and Covid – how did one academy trust adjust its curriculum in light of the challenges of the pandemic?

Ark Schools is committed to a knowledge-rich curriculum for all its young people, but both lockdown and the “new normal” in reopening soak up time and capacity – how did one school trust attempt to balance those objectives, and the further challenges of the past few months and the months ahead? This session discusses Ark’s curriculum programmes, digital strategy and involvement in the Oak National Academy to share how they attempted to navigate the issues posed by coronavirus and its impact.

JOHANNA KLINSKY – ARK SCHOOLS

Using Ark’s Great Teacher Rubric to Develop Teachers

We know that the quality of teaching matters very much for our children. Children who are in the classrooms with great teachers receive the equivalent of seven months more learning during a single academic year than children who are in classrooms with less effective teachers. At Ark, we seek to close the provision gap through high quality teacher development. We use the Great Teacher Rubric as part of our package of supports to provide holistic development for our teachers. This session provides you with an introduction to the Great Teacher Rubric and the theory behind its development.

BECKY PATEL – TECH SHE CAN CHARTER

Inspiring more children, particularly girls, to see the possibility that a job in technology can bring.

Technology is set to influence every aspect of our lives; we need to ensure that the people creating our technology solutions are representative of the population and that there is an equal opportunity to take part in the jobs of the future. The FREE Tech We Can lesson plans and Tech Tuesday Webcasts have been created to help inspire children in years 6, 7 and 8 to consider a future career in technology.

JAYNE WELSH – ARK ST ALBANS ACADEMY

Academic Language: Classroom talk and bridging the gap 

Jayne focuses on classroom talk and bridging the gap for children who have limited or no access to academic language in their home environment. She shares some key principles for good, accountable classroom talk that can be used by teachers across all curriculum areas.

CHIARA CAPPELLINI – NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST

Children and young people’s literacy attitudes and behaviors during school closure

Chiara presents research led by Dr Christina Clark on Children’s reading before and during lockdown and links with mental health and wellbeing.

AMY LAVIN, KATE HOWES AND JOHN GLADSTONE – ST THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC SCHOOL & TURVES GREEN GIRLS SCHOOL

Ideas on Disciplinary Literacy to support and benefit Secondary School children.

This PowerPoint defines and reiterates the importance of the disciplinary literacy approach for all subjects in secondary schools. The ideas and thoughts of teachers currently working on and developing this approach in Birmingham secondary schools. It will also highlight that the teaching of ambitious vocabulary can be taught by us all no matter what our subject specialism and includes an amalgamation of strategies and approaches being used at Turves Green Girls’ but also within BEP’s Academic Language Community of Practice as a whole.

NAZMA MEAH – THE NAZMA PROJECT

Empowering girls via reading projects to increase SATS/GCSE results

The Nazma Project empowers girls to do well in their SATs and GCSEs to ensure they achieve highly, enabling and empowering them for the future via reading.