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Middle leadership: Leading the curriculum

In a five-part series on middle leadership, Adam Riches will be offering advice and tips on excelling in all aspects of this vital role in schools. In article three, he looks at planning and leading a subject curriculum

Having an outstanding curriculum is the basis for success of any department and, in fact, any school.

However, defining what you teach, how you teach it, when you teach it, and most importantly the effectiveness of what is being taught can be a difficult job.

As a middle leader, it is important to consider a range of factors when it comes to your curriculum planning. Leading your team on a day-to-day basis is made significantly easier if you all have a clear idea of what the expectations are.

The job comes with a lot of responsibility too. Curriculum content needs to be engaging and stimulating, but there are also a number of boxes to tick when it comes to skills, knowledge and understanding. So how can middle leaders approach this mammoth task in a way which is effective and efficient?

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