Curriculum Leadership Conference

Ofsted has put curriculum at the centre of school improvement and educational debate. 

Drawing on subject examples from across the curriculum, this one-day conference will guide senior school leaders in tackling these questions: 
  • •    How can school leaders ensure that their curriculum is strong in its scope, rigour, coherence and sequencing? 
  • •    How can leaders improve management processes and systems to ensure that the curriculum is constantly renewed and that staff develop as a result?  
  • •    What knowledge do senior leaders need in order to think effectively about curriculum and to lead staff in its implementation? 
  • •    What do leaders need to know about subject distinctiveness and how to nurture it? 

The day will feature information and advice from our expert speakers, together with opportunities for discussion and consideration of the practical implications at school.  This will help leaders ensure their organisation enables students and staff to get the best from their curriculum.  
Christine Counsell, Independent Consultant
Ian Bauckham, CEO, Tenax Trust
Steve Rollett, ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist

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Stephen Rollett

Curriculum and Inspection Specialist

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Christine Counsell

Author and international consultant on curriculum and teaching

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Ian Bauckham CBE

CEO, Tenax Schools Trust and Executive Headteacher, Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Kent

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Headteachers, deputy and assistant headteachers, vice and assistant principals, and members of the senior leadership team with responsibility for curriculum planning in secondary schools.  

ASCL Professional Development reserves the right to amend the programme should circumstances dictate.

08.45     Registration and refreshments
09.25     Introduction and welcome
Steve Rollett, ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist
09.30     Session 1
Christine Counsell
11.00     Refreshment break
11.15     Session 1 (continued)
Christine Counsell
12.45     Lunch
13.30     Session 2
Ian Bauckham CBE, CEO Tenax Schools Trust
The session will take the principles of building a curriculum considered in the morning session and apply them with straightforward and detailed examples to a particular subject.

Ian will illustrate how a re-imagined curriculum, where the selection and sequencing of the building blocks of content is driven by the subject itself, lead to stronger learning and higher levels of self-efficacy and confidence. He will offer advice for school leaders on evaluating their curriculum objectively with these principles in mind.
14.45     Refreshment break
15.00     Session 3
Steve Rollett, ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist
16.00     Evaluation and close

£250 +VAT for 1 delegate 
£200 +VAT per person for 2 or more

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