SMARTcurriculum® Update – Autumn 1 2020 (Issue 8) Important changes and new features for the SMARTcurriculum® App: Analysis of real staff costs At the request of many users we areContinue reading “SMARTcurriculum® Update Autumn 1 – Issue 8”
SMARTcurriculum® Update Issue 7 The latest improvements and additions to the SMARTcurriculum® App are: Strategic Governance Questions Following the work that we have done with a number of organisations toContinue reading “SMARTcurriculum® Update Issue 7 Summer 2”
So much change within the passing of weeks; the use of ‘unprecedented times’ has been over-used perhaps but we are certainly in unusual times and only time will tell itsContinue reading “What will be normal?”
Population design is a technical paper exploring the subject of how we put populations together within school and curriculum modelling. It is intended to define terms, explore principles and outline practice. Curriculum modelling for excellent practice.
Return to school after the COVID19 lock-down may not be as simple as any normal after holiday break. Here we consider some of the things you might want to discuss and resolve.
In considering the purpose of curriculum design methodology I often describe three stages of design in the following way. Initially, learning is generalist in characteristic. What I mean is thatContinue reading “The journey from generalism to specialism”
Within the education world, to the educators, the driver is that education is for the good of the learner. Within the business world the key is efficiency- the best we can get for the least investment, the ratio of output to input within any system. The educator and the business leader narratives and purposes apparently opposed and there lies a difficulty.
Enterprise is about purposeful action. The dictionaries define it as boldness or a readiness in any undertaking; an adventurous spirit; ingenuity. Enterprise, and therefore enterprise education, has a wider application than limiting it within a popular perception of developing a company to be focused on earning money.
Over the past 10 years of reviewing curriculum design, I have tried to make a clear distinction between curriculum design in terms of the elements that make a broad andContinue reading “The three Es of curriculum modelling”
When creating curriculum models for September 2020, Chris Jones discusses the system wide impact of over-staffing strategies and the impact for us all.
It is better to walk against the flow of the crowd than to walk with the crowd in another direction.
Why does Curriculum Enhancement (CE) matter? Contact Ratios and Pupil Teacher Ratios are familiar to most school leaders as measures of classroom resourcing. At the most simplistic level, given thatContinue reading “Curriculum Enhancement”
SMARTcurriculum Updates Autumn 2019 After a year of development, we are now entering our second year of licences and those who have been using the app will see some majorContinue reading “SMARTcurriculum Updates Autumn 2019”
SMARTcurriculum featured in the Academy Ambassadors Fundamentals of Education resources.
When we talk about class size it becomes a really contentious issue. Ministers are criticised for an agenda of raising them; Education Endowment Fund (EEF) curate research evidence that suggests that reducingContinue reading “Pack them in?”