“Education is all a matter of building bridges”
Ralph Ellison


At the end of this module you will have:

  • Considered and understand the research underpinning the Ofsted 2019 framework
  • Have explored the research around curriculum design for long-term memory
  • Advanced your understanding of the importance of curriculum breadth
  • Explored in detail, a curriculum progression model
  • Considered the rationale for the design of your curriculum


Pre Task: Educational Excellence Everywhere DfE 2016(Page 89)

Session 1 – What does a world class curriculum look like?

During this session you will have the opportunity to:

  • Have a clear understanding of what high curriculum models look like
  • Understand how to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of a school curriculum
  • Understand the importance of knowledge rich, sequential and interleaved curriculum plans

Resources –

Extended Learning – The casual effect of East Asian ‘mastery’ teaching methods on English children’s mathematical skills?

HMCI commentary: curriculum and the new education inspection framework

Pre Task:

Session 2 – How to lead curriculum development

During this session you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore and use research from the learning sciences to guide implementation decisions
  • Use subject specific pedagogy (content pedagogical knowledge)
  • Explore the role of leaders in curriculum development
  • Develop a deeper understanding of assessment and methodology

Resources –

Extended Learning –


Forbes – How Technological innovation in education is taking on Covid-19