SecEd to host curriculum design and delivery best practice showcase

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

The inaugural Curriculum Design & Delivery conference will offer a range of school case studies and best practice advice when it takes place on Friday, July 3.

Schools across the country are redesigning their curriculum offer in light of significant changes to the Ofsted inspection framework, and a national rejection of narrow curricula and teaching to the test.

Organised by Headteacher Update and SecEd, Curriculum Design & Delivery: Intent, Implementation and Impact will bring together the latest research evidence, best practice and case studies of curriculum design, implementation and evaluation – from an Ofsted viewpoint, but also with the aim of helping schools to develop and deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that helps every student to achieve and find their place in the world.

This includes two keynote presentations, 12 best practice workshops, and a plenary session – all aimed at offering practical advice, ideas and guidance on effective curriculum design

The opening keynote – The six steps of curriculum design – will summarise and explain what Ofsted says about curriculum design while also sharing a practical approach to whole-school and subject-specific curriculum planning.

The second keynote will look at how to create and map a subject curriculum from scratch and will offer insights and advice that are applicable to all subjects and both primary and secondary phases of education.

And the plenary session is entitled Busting the myths of curriculum planning and intent and will summarise the latest research in the field of curriculum design.

The day also offers 12 best practice workshops, 11 of which will be led by schools, showcasing the work they have been doing on curriculum design and the lessons they have learnt along the way:

  • Evolution not Revolution: Empowering staff to develop the curriculum (Secondary)
  • Building a curriculum centred in your school’s community (Secondary)
  • The four pillars of principled curriculum design (Secondary)
  • A new frontier: Developing a fit-for-purpose curriculum to prepare our students to be successful now and in the future (Secondary)
  • Pastoral curriculum: The forgotten component (Secondary)
  • Research-based curriculum design, empowered subject leadership, progressive CPD & Ofsted expectations (Primary)
  • A WOW curriculum: Term-by-term curriculum planning in action (Primary)
  • Communication, Collaboration, Curiosity, & Creativity: Creating a curriculum & empowering your teachers (Primary)
  • Design and implementation of a creative curriculum (Primary)
  • Subject leadership, curriculum design & implementation (Primary)
  • Designing a curriculum from Reception to GCSE (Primary & Secondary)
  • Vulnerable learners: Is your curriculum accessible for all pupils? (Primary & Secondary)

Curriculum Design & Delivery: Intent, Implementation and Impact takes place on Friday, July 3, in Birmingham. Places costs £299. An early bird rate of £269 is available until May 22.


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