Conference: Meeting the Curriculum Challenge
DateFri, 12th July, 2019
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationSprowston Manor, Norwich
Where is it all going?
Sue Hackman reflects on the political background to this change of direction, how sincere and secure it is, and whether schools are safe to recast their curricula. In doing so she will try to answer some of the awkward questions:
– Are English and maths really retiring to the back seat for a while?
– Are we on the progression agenda or off it? Are we done with tracking?
– Some thought about theorising learning.
– Is the big focus now on foundation subjects? And what is that focus, exactly?
– Where are the challenges ahead for subject leaders?
– Which balls should the eyes of the SLT be glued to?
Curriculum: controversies, concepts and conversations
Mary Myatt will consider some of the reasons for reviewing a school’s curriculum to ensure that it is sufficiently broad and balanced for all pupils. Pupils are asking for more demanding work. The principles of high challenge, low threat can achieve this when we take account of the findings from cognitive science. We will discuss the importance of concepts in building coherence in curriculum plans. High quality talk in schools underpins an exciting, demanding curriculum for all pupils and we will consider ways of increasing the impact of deliberate, planned oracy.
£180.00 for 1 and £325 for 2 places
Course name:Conference: Meeting the Curriculum Challenge
Date:Fri, 12th July, 2019
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:Sprowston Manor, Norwich
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Sue Hackman was until recently the Chief Adviser at the DfE and responsible for assessment, accountability, standards, core subjects, inspection and deprivation. She is very well-placed to comment on current developments and issues of relevance to Headteachers and other school leaders.
Mary trained as an RE teacher and has taught English, history, maths and Latin. A former LA adviser and inspector, she works in schools, talking to pupils, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum. Mary writes and speaks about leadership, curriculum and school improvement.
Her latest books are: ‘Curriculum: Gallimaufry to Coherence’, ‘Hopeful Schools: building humane communities’, and ‘High Challenge, Low Threat’
Her blog: www.marymyatt.com. Twitter: @MaryMyatt