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Creating a diverse curriculum: A subject-by-subject approach

Diversity has become a key area of focus in recent months and many schools are reviewing their curriculum. Stephen Whitney describes his school’s subject-by-subject approach, including some subject-specific examples

At a time of student bubbles, track and trace, and rapid and repeated change, September 2020 saw the start of my second year of responsibility for curriculum at The Hazeley Academy, part of the 5 Dimensions Trust in Milton Keynes.

When an issue gains attention, the tendency is that suddenly everyone needs to be doing something and this often leads to an ever-changing focus and lip-service being paid to things that are crucially important if we are to hold true to our values as educators.

Fortunately, after discussions with deputy principal, Gemma Williamson, who has responsibility for teaching and learning and manages our crucially important subject leaders, we had already decided on a less is more approach to delivering impactful change.

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