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?”
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.
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 featured in the Academy Ambassadors Fundamentals of Education resources.
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”
For the past 10 years I have been working on school efficiency, particularly in the area of curriculum design and provision. As a result of that work I would suggestContinue reading “A balance of three”
Tue 18 Sep | AQA Free event for MAT CEOs, COOs and senior MAT leaders. Sessions led by the Regional Schools Commissioner, David Ross Education Trust, Smart Curriculum, AQA, ArborContinue reading “Autumn MAT briefing and workshop: from aspiration to implementation”
SMARTcurriculum is a set of practices and processes to secure outstanding curriculum practice. The education community practices its confidence and legacy by sharing these practices rather than specifically teaching them. CJ Learning is developing a community of practice with the real data to inform decision making about curriculum efficiency and practice.