Curriculum design workshops

Over 2019 Spring and Summer Terms, we will be holding a series of practical breakfast workshops for primary senior leaders on curriculum design. These workshops aim to support schools to understand what Ofsted expects in terms of curriculum provision, and how successful schools have interpreted this and developed their own curricula.

Members of the London South Teaching School Alliance can take part in these workshops free of charge. For non-member schools, £150 covers the costs of sending a senior leader to all seven workshops. A maximum of 20 schools can sign up for this series of workshops, so please sign up quickly to avoid disappointment. Workshop dates:

1. 8.30-10am, Wednesday 3 April 2019

Venue: Charlotte Sharman Primary School, West Square, London SE11 4SN

What do Ofsted want? - Cassie Buchanan, Headteacher, Charles Dickens Primary School and James Robinson, Headteacher, Camelot Primary School:

Led by experienced Ofsted inspectors, this session will share the contents from Ofsted’s recent training sessions on curriculum.

2. 8.30-10am, Thursday 25 April 2019

Venue: The Belham Primary School, 165 Bellenden Rd, London SE15 4DG

Beyond The National Curriculum – Tom Turnham and Alison Sprakes, Assistant Headteachers, The Belham Primary School:

How a rich diet of experiences can contribute to the learning of all pupils in the school.

3. 8.30-10am, Tuesday 7 May 2019

Venue: Surrey Square Primary School, Surrey Square, London SE17 2JY

REAL Projects – Matt Morden, Deputy Headteacher Surrey Square Primary School:

How Rigorous, Engaging, Authentic Learning connects deep subject content with a real world outcome.

4. 8.30-10am, Tuesday 21 May 2019

Venue: Ivydale Primary School, 1 Bellwood Rd, London SE15 3DE

A Text-led Curriculum – Judith Lambert, Deputy Headteacher, Ivydale Primary School:

Using high quality texts to create exciting cross curricular topics.

5. 8.30-10am, Tuesday 4 June 2019

Venue: Charlotte Sharman Primary School, West Square, London SE11 4SN

A Knowledge-rich Curriculum – Jemima Rhys-Evans, Deputy Headteacher, Charles Dickens Primary School:

How knowledge organisers construct knowledge throughout the primary curriculum, and contribute to the development of a broader vocabulary for pupils.

6. 8.30-10am, Tuesday 18 June 2019

Venue: Redriff Primary School, Salter Rd, Rotherhithe, London SE16 5LQ

A Curriculum for Developing Oracy – Charlotte Heath, Head of School, Redriff Primary School:

How prioritising an oracy-rich curriculum can improve learning across the curriculum, build confidence and decrease the gap.

7. 8.30-10am, Tuesday 2 July 2019

Venue: Rathfern Primary School, Rathfern Road, Catford, London SE6 4NL

A Metacognitive Curriculum – Naheeda Maharasingam, Headteacher, Rathfern Primary School: a Chartered College Hub School:

Developing a metacognitive orientation within the curriculum - learning attributes, self-regulation and learning conversations that promote agency.

Sign up here to express your interest in attending.