The school improvement specialists

Curriculum development

At B11, we believe that meeting your pupils’ needs through a broad and challenging curriculum should be at the heart of what you do.

This requires middle and subject leaders to have the skills and knowledge to set develop a cohesive curriculum intent, provide support for staff to implement it consistently well and to monitor it regularly and accurately to check its impact.

Whether part of a one-off school review or as ongoing professional dialogue and support, we can work alongside you and your middle leaders to develop your curriculum. We can discuss curriculum planning and decision making with them and model effective practice for checking how well it’s working, as well as supporting with action planning for improvement.

How does it work?

This service can be bespoke to your needs. We have found that the most effective approach is an in-depth evaluation carried out in school. Our three-stage model offers a fantastic foundation for curriculum development that will be adapted to your school’s specific needs and budget.

Stage one – the initial consultation:

  • One of our experienced school improvement professionals will begin the process by spending a day in your school.
  • They will work with senior and middle leaders to evaluate the quality of the curriculum through activities such as leadership meetings, work scrutiny, learning walks, document scrutiny and discussion with pupils.
  • Detailed verbal feedback assessing the current impact of the curriculum will then be given to the headteacher and any others required.
  • A written note of visit including recommendations for improvement will follow.

Stage two – specialist support:

  • With a range of subject specialists on hand at B11, if required, we will arrange for suitable specialists to visit your school. They will undertake in-school discussions with departments, faculties or subject leaders and cover the effectiveness of current schemes of learning and how they might be developed.
  • As with stage one, detailed verbal feedback will be given to all relevant staff.
  • A written note of visit with specific recommendations will also be submitted.

Stage three – impact assessment:

  • This stage involves our initial reviewer returning to your school for a one-day follow-up visit to assess the impact of our assessment.
  • Again, detailed verbal feedback will be given to the headteacher and others as required.
  • A written report, summarising all three stages alongside recommendations for any further action, will be provided.

All verbal feedback and written reports will be clear, concise, based on an accurate evaluation of the evidence provided and delivered in a supportive and developmental manner.

If you’d like to discuss how you can ensure that your curriculum is ambitious and perfectly matched to the needs of your pupils a arrange a conversation with us today. 

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