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.
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 featured in the Academy Ambassadors Fundamentals of Education resources.
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”
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”
The core principle behind the SMARTcurriculum method is to have sufficient detail and reason to make good decisions about the curriculum provision- thus ‘To understand’. On so many occasions duringContinue reading “SMARTcurriculum method”