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”
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.
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.
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?”
I was talking to my son-in-law the other day about what we do within schools and the SMARTcurriculum work. He, like many outside the education dome, expressed a complete lackContinue reading “Boom or Bust”
Once you have considered the Curriculum Enhancement value, we then need to consider how much curriculum is too much; how we can control it; and what influences the amount that we plan in? In the example used inContinue reading “The eternal round”
You may not have seen our recent post in the Confederation of School Trusts . The goal is to develop a different narrative in the world of funding challenges towardContinue reading “Hatchet or Scalpel- developing a different narrative”
We have observed, while analysing curriculum design over many years, that school leaders tend to invest time and resources at particular thresholds in a learner’s journey throughout their education. OverContinue reading “The Eleventh Hour”
In an attempt to define Integrated Curriculum Finance Planning (ICFP), the Department for Education (DFE) originally outlined 7 measures that would make a significant difference in managing an establishment budget. TodayContinue reading “The Magnificent Seven”
ICFP, Integrated Curriculum Finance Planning, coined by Kate Copley a Deputy Director within the Department for Education (DFE), is the term that the DFE is now using to describe a process thatContinue reading “Dream the Impossible Dream”