The SecEd Podcast: Curriculum Design: Implementation & Impact

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

Following our popular podcast episode looking at the first of Ofsted's curriculum inspection criteria – intent – we welcome back expert Matt Bromley to discuss effective curriculum implementation and how we can best evaluate our curriculum impact...

Ofsted’s inspection framework requires schools in England to focus on the intent, implementation and impact of their curriculum.

In April 2020, we interviewed Matt Bromley, author of School and College Curriculum Design, to discuss his six-step process for effective curriculum intent (

Now we invite Matt back to complete the trilogy and focus on effective curriculum implementation and impact. After briefly recapping his six-step process for intent, Matt discusses:

Implementation: Translating the curriculum into teaching and long-term learning, acquiring and applying learning, factoring in how pupils’ memory works, effective learning environments, creating the right culture and systems, workload, collaboration, CPD and more.

Impact: What is assessment and what are we assessing, how can we ensure our assessment practices are effective, improving marking and feedback, deciding upon your outcomes in the broadest possible sense and more.

Matt Bromley is an education advisor and author with more than 20 years’ experience in teaching including as a secondary headteacher and MAT director. For Matt’s archive of best practice articles, visit

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