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NATIONAL CURRICULUM REVIEW and UPDATE January 1 st 2012. Summary by Maria Landy Plus Changing Context and Current Issues. Revised Timetable. All subjects will now be introduced in 2014 Longer timescale for further debate More time for schools to prepare

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NATIONAL CURRICULUM REVIEW and UPDATE January 1st 2012

Summary by Maria Landy

Plus Changing Context and Current Issues

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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Revised Timetable

  • All subjects will now be introduced in 2014

  • Longer timescale for further debate

  • More time for schools to prepare

  • Radically different and more rigorous approach

  • Detailed timescale to be published early in 2012

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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Four Published reports

  • The reports are at:

  • The National Curriculum Review update – The Department for Education

  • Call for evidence opened 20/1/11 closed on 14/4/11

  • 5763 responses received

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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Key messages emerging

  • Broad support to reduce unnecessary prescription and bureaucracy teachers given greater professional judgement

  • Generally support for the National Curriculum to provide continuity and consistency

  • Mixed views re NC Levels – some too prescriptive but others provide benchmark for progress

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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Issues emerging

  • Respondents set out range of knowledge they considered essential for core subjects of English Maths Science and PE

  • Many favoured Key Stage Programmes of Study rather than year on year

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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Retention Supported

  • Many supported retaining art and design, design and technology, geography, history, information and communication technology, modern foreign languages and music within the National Curriculum

  • Less support for retention of citizenship

  • Stressed need to allow time and support to implement and embed a new National Curriculum

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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Next Steps

  • Draft Programmes of Study for English, Mathematics, Science and Physical Education are being developed

  • These will be shared widely

  • There will be a formal public consultation

  • Intention that the NC Programmes of Study will be in schools by September 2013 with teaching in maintained schools to commence from September 2014

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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Changing Context

  • Academies – 407 in Jan 2011

  • 1463 Academies in Dec 2011

  • Rapidly changing context

  • Several at planning stage

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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Free Schools

  • 24 Free Schools opened in September 2011

  • 79 new schools were approved to open in 2012

  • Of which 63 will be free schools

  • 16 will be university technical colleges

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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ICT Power and Influence

  • To ipad or not to ipad?

  • Assessment for learning toolkit – www.tes.co.uk/learning-toolkit

  • Observation and assessment matrix

  • www.tes.co.uk/observation-matrix

  • www.tes.co.uk/app-reading

  • www.tes.co.uk/success-criteria-teachers

  • www.tes.co.uk/app-maths

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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Positive Behaviour

  • www.tes.co.uk/behaviour -top10

  • www.tes.co.uk/behaviour-posters

  • www.tes.co.uk/behaviour-certificates

  • www.tes.co.uk/class-rules

  • www.tes.co.uk/traffic-lights

  • www.tes.co.uk/award-tags

  • www.tes.co.uk/reward-stickers

  • www.tes.co.uk/motivational-postcards

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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New Boarding Criteria focussed more on Outcomes

  • Ofsted ref no 110096

  • Published January 2012

  • Focus on outcomes – overall effectiveness

  • Impact of experience on personal development and well-being

  • Safeguards and promoted welfare

  • Continual focus on improvement and progress

  • What boarders, parents, carers and staff plus placing authorities say

  • National minimum standards are met

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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SMSC = OUTCOMES

  • Social Development – enjoy positive constructive relationships tolerate difference –race, religion and sexuality

  • Personal Development – build self esteem, independence and confidence

  • Behaviour – happiness, enjoyment, developing new skills, interests and talents

  • Positive contribution making views known

  • Health and fitness – physical, emotional and psychological

  • Prepared well for successful transition for next stage

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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Value for Money

  • Who pays?

  • Impact?

  • Outcomes?

  • Who can pay?

  • Best value?

  • EVIDENCE

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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Changing Context

  • So important to stay up to date – be aware

  • Self Evaluation – SEF still needed

  • SMSC Evidence vital

  • Views of pupils, boarders, staff, parents and carers integral to process

  • Focus on quality and value for money

  • Meet needs, provide best quality and be aware of latest Ofsted criteria

www.marialandy.co.uk. National Curriculum and Latest Update 1/1/12


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