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Excellence in Education Ltd. Chris Pickup Associates

Excellence in Education Ltd. Chris Pickup Associates

Working with Schools to Promote Excellence in Education by
Offering Headteachers a High Level of Valuable Professional Support


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  • Is your foundation curriculum ready for the New Ofsted Inspections?
  • Do you have a good curriculum that’s well taught?

Ofsted is making the foundation curriculum its top priority in the New Inspection Framework 2019. This is a big shift in focus from test results to the quality, breadth and balance of the curriculum. The stakes to get the curriculum right will be much higher. The changes move Ofsted’s focus away from data to whether schools build pupils’ knowledge and understanding through a well sequenced curriculum and one that is broad, rich and deep. Ofsted will take a tough stance if a school simply ‘teaches to the test’. This is a day to enable schools to ensure that they are on course for a successful outcome in their next Ofsted Inspection. It will focus on how schools can offer their pupils a rich, broad, balanced curriculum that is matched appropriately to pupils’ age, abilities and aptitudes and that will stand up to Ofsted’s scrutiny.

The course leader, Allan Torr is a very experienced and well-respected former HMI and current Ofsted Lead Inspector. Through his wide experience of inspecting the curriculum in schools across the country he has built up a good understanding of how schools can have excellent outcomes by building a rich and exciting curriculum.

The day will include:

  • An opportunity to learn about changes to inspection from September 2019 and about how Ofsted’s curriculum surveys have had an impact on Ofsted’s thinking and future inspections
  • Assessing your curriculum using Ofsted's curriculum quality indicators:
    1. Intent: what are you trying to achieve with your curriculum?
    2. Implementation: how is your curriculum delivered?
    3. Impact: what difference is your curriculum having on pupils?
  • Strategies to develop pupils’ long-term memory.
  • Ofsted’s new definition of progress: to know more and remember more. 
  • A chance to discuss and think about your school’s own curriculum, particularly whether you have good foundation subjects which build up pupils’ knowledge sequentially. There will be also a chance to look at some best practice examples.
  • A consideration of how your curriculum incorporates diversity and preparedness for life in Britain.
  • Curriculum mapping to show how the ‘hidden’ curriculum such as assemblies, routines and culture, add to the full breadth of the curriculum.

Course Leader: Allan Torr     

Audience: Headteachers; SLT Members; Curriculum Leaders; Subject Leaders

Course Day: Delegates are asked to arrive at 9.30am for a 10.00am start and the day ends at 3.00pm

Course Fee: £250.00 (plus VAT) per place.

Croissants, fresh fruit, bacon rolls and refreshments on arrival; tea and coffee at break and a two-course lunch in the restaurant will be provided for delegates.       

Course Date: 

Tues 26th March fully booked Bellavista, Rochdale. Wildhouse Ln, Milnrow, Rochdale OL16 3JW      

Wed 1st May Bellavista, Rochdale. Wildhouse Ln, Milnrow, Rochdale OL16 3JW   

To book your place(s) on this course, please fill in your details below.
Confirmation and an invoice will be sent into school.

• Payment is due within 28 days of invoice
• A refund of 50% will be made where a booking is cancelled at least seven days prior to the date of the course.
• Where cancellation is less than seven days prior to the date of the course full payment is due.

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Excellence in Education Ltd.
Chris Pickup Associates
3A Underwood Way, Shaw
Oldham, Lancashire