Shares insightful and practical details of the transformational steps that a school can take towards designing and delivering a rich, rigorous and wide-ranging curriculum.
Foreword by Mary Myatt.
All children deserve an engaging, exciting curriculum designed to spark their curiosity, feed their imagination and develop their skills and knowledge. So how can school leaders ensure this is what they receive? We know that the balance of knowledge, skills and understanding in any curriculum is vital to its success; however, depth of learning and excellence within a curriculum is often left to chance or to individual teacher expertise.
This book will support executive leaders and head teachers on the journey towards school improvement by helping them to design a curriculum that not only encourages children to be active participants in their own learning, but also to see the benefits of being part of a bigger, wider family of learners.
Claire Banks and Mick Waters share the story of one multi-academy trust (MAT) which designed and delivered a shared educational vision, a rationale for excellence in the curriculum, and the resources and support given to help reduce teachers’ workload. With clear timelines, an honest and transparent dialogue about the challenges and benefits of working together collaboratively, and the importance of external expertise, A Curious Curriculum is an essential read for all school leaders.
Suitable for middle and senior leaders in primary school settings.