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7 Principles of Good Curriculum Design

A curriculum breathes life into a school’s or teacher’s philosophy of education; it is purpose enacted.  Different philosophies of education – personal empowerment; cultural transmission; preparation for work or preparation for citizenship – place different emphasis on aspects of curriculum design.  Curriculum design involves seven key principles which operate in tension with each other. Continue reading

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Ofsted’s Great Colon Problem (Plus Other Curriculum Issues)

One of the key tenets of the draft inspection framework is that there is no preferred Ofsted Curriculum; there has been no preferred Ofsted pedagogy for years.  Despite Ofsted repeating the above mantra; the question about the veracity of these two statements remains. Continue reading

Ofsted’s Curriculum Challenge

On Friday I will be part of a group from Headteachers’ Roundtable who will be meeting with Amanda Spielman HMCI and Sean Harford, Ofsted’s National Director, Education (thanks to both in advance for their time).  Discussions will no doubt range far and wide but the curriculum will undoubtedly be part of the debate. Continue reading

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