Mary Myatt: Explores curriculum intent, implementation and impact
- 20th Jan 2021
- Leadership, Curriculum
- Lunch Not Included
- Refreshments Not Included
- From £100.00
Curriculum: Implementation and Impact
It’s a big piece of work, revisiting and revising the curriculum. And it takes time. This session will focus on doing fewer things, in greater depth, rather than falling in to the ‘curse of content coverage’.
We will outline the headlines of the ‘intent’ of the curriculum and then consider how these are translated into planning and resourcing. This is where deep thinking about what we want children to learn, takes place.
We will talk through some principles and examples for the implementation of the curriculum and check that the rhetoric is matched by reality. Then we will identify some of the information which will provide evidence that pupils have learnt what we intended. These will include examples from primary and secondary.
We will take a hard look at how to make curriculum development a priority, through considering the principles of essentials and the Pareto Principle. We cannot do everything and if we are mindful of workload there are some hard choices to be made.
"The day was full of ideas to take back into classrooms. Mary's honest and frank delivery really helped me to know what steps to take next." Deputy Head, Cambs Primary School, 2019
"It was great to have the opportunity to reflect on what we were currently doing and shaping our thinking for the next stage." Headteacher, Peterborough Primary School 2019
"Today's training fitted well into our curriculum journey. It was a great opportunity to reflect on what we are currently doing as a school and consider our next steps." Deputy Head, Lincs Primary School 2019
"A very useful day which covered a wide range of subjects presented in such an engaging way by Mary Myatt in her very individual way. Everything was so well researched." Headteacher, Lincs Primary School, 2019
Mary Myatt is an education adviser, writer and speaker. She works in schools talking to pupils, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum. She maintains that there are no quick fixes and that great outcomes for pupils are not achieved through tick boxes. She writes and speaks at conferences about leadership, curriculum and school improvement.