This is the presentation and a summary of my talk at the Festival of Education. The opening slides about “curriculum being purpose enacted” and the link between the purpose of a curriculum and its design can be found in 7 Principles of Good Curriculum Design.
Developing a coherent, vertically integrated curriculum sounds like a great idea. In reality, it will come with a whole series of compromises. People might be accepting of these compromises or you might just make everyone unhappy. Developing a curriculum at a whole school level requires decisions about what will be prioritised and what will be less of a priority. Continue reading
Think before you write is probably a pretty obvious statement. As with pupils and their thinking; to think deeply about something it helps if you have a level of prior knowledge. You need something to guide and frame your thoughts. Continue reading