Think more about your curriculum – Ofsted already are!
DateFri, 23rd March, 2018
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationSprowston Manor, Norwich
‘We’ve started our inspectors thinking more about curriculum,’
says HM Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman
‘Education should be about broadening minds, enriching communities and advancing civilisation.’
Amanda Spielman (Festival of Education, June 2017)
Ofsted is currently focussing on the curriculum in schools, prior to publishing its new inspection framework in 2019. They have recently been carrying out research into the current curriculum in schools and some early findings suggest that testing is leading to a narrowing of the curriculum in many schools, with preparation for tests particularly taking learning time away from the foundation subjects. There are fewer teachers now, with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to plan and design a rich and deep curriculum for their school.
This timely conference provides an opportunity for school and curriculum leaders to:
• find out directly from Ofsted, about their recent curriculum research outcomes
• be inspired by the curriculum visions and practice of renowned curriculum experts and recently inspected, outstanding headteachers
• share, debate and reflect upon curriculum ideas, strengths and challenges, within a supportive, professional forum
• consider and share, possible ‘next steps’ for curriculum development
£180 for one place, £350 for 2 places
Course name:Think more about your curriculum – Ofsted already are!
Date:Fri, 23rd March, 2018
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:Sprowston Manor, Norwich
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Amelia Walker is Deputy Director with responsibility for Ofsted’s research and evaluation programme, including oversight of Amanda Spielman’s new multi-year research programme into the curriculum across all phases of education. Previously she was responsible for the Chief Inspector’s Annual Reports and published eight of these across schools, early years, children’s social care and further education and skills under Sir Michael Wilshaw.
Mick Waters is a former QCA Director of Curriculum, former Chief Education Officer in Manchester, Headteacher in Cumbria and is now working with schools in The Black Country. He is a patron of the Curriculum Foundation.
Nick Hynes is the Director of Learning, Performance and Intervention with Education, Sport and Culture in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
Binks Neate–Evans is Headteacher of West Earlham Infant and Nursery School, Norwich. Her school was judged ‘Outstanding’ in all areas in November 2017.
Stuart Allen is Headteacher of Mile Cross Primary School, Norwich. His school was judged ‘Outstanding’ in all areas in November 2017.
Patrice Baldwin is former Adviser for Arts and Cultural and Creative Learning (Norfolk), a former Primary Headteacher and inspector, Past Chair of National Drama and Past President of the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (IDEA).