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.
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.
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”
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”
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”
Leading Quality in the Curriculum – Encouraging Curriculum Dialogue Author: Chris Jones, Managing Director CJ Learning Community We are constantly reminded that the leadership of state (and privately) funded educationContinue reading “Being smart about curriculum”
You will not have missed the continuing dialogue concerning challenges in school funding. The varied impassioned reactions of educational leaders and the concerned public to the tightening of school budgets,Continue reading “Scalpel or Hatchet”
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”