Author: Glynis Frater

Observing Quality in the Classroom – measuring the impact of curriculum design
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Observing Quality in the Classroom – measuring the impact of curriculum design

Observing Quality in the Classroom The quality of education is defined by OFSTED as ensuring pupils learn the content of a well sequenced curriculum across all subjects.  This re-balance (their language) requires leaders and their teams to look more closely at what is taught and how it is taught linked to their rationale and ambition…

A deep dive into curriculum implementation
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A deep dive into curriculum implementation

A deep dive into curriculum implementation A deep dive into curriculum implementation in order to assess the delivery of high-quality educational outcomes must come from looking closely at pedagogy and how and what pupils learn and produce. OFSTED have recently published research into ensuring they can assess this accurately. Lesson observations and ‘workbook scrutiny’ are…

How to create a high quality sequential and seamless curriculum
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How to create a high quality sequential and seamless curriculum

sequential and seamless curriculum Our team at Learning Cultures are at the cutting edge of understanding curriculum design and delivery.  Our curriculum training is receiving such accolades because we have developed the course content, tools and resources we use over several years. They are linked to what we know are powerful and positive principles that…

Literacy and Numeracy: the essential threads that weave through a deep and rich curriculum

Literacy and Numeracy: the essential threads that weave through a deep and rich curriculum

Literacy and Numeracy If you are reading this you are using one of the most important skills there is for learning. It is essential as part of any review of the curriculum to identify the core and generic skills for learning that will open the door for all learners to access the information they need…

Concepts in Curriculum Design – Creating the culture that delivers seamless learning
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Concepts in Curriculum Design – Creating the culture that delivers seamless learning

Concepts in Curriculum Design – Creating the culture that delivers seamless learning The architects of positive curriculum design must start with defining the concepts that will build a coherent and deep offer that delivers seamless learning and progression.  This is essential if the curriculum is to deliver the highest quality education for all pupils across…

Key elements of a coaching culture in education

Key elements of a coaching culture in education

Key elements of a coaching culture Coaching is all about positive dialogue that drives change.  A school is a place where experts in pedagogy, assessment, learning and thinking all contribute to the successful outcomes the school sets out to achieve. Coaching brings that expertise together to ensure that it is shared and disseminated to ensure…

Skills versus knowledge – Let’s explore the conundrum using a haiku poem

Skills versus knowledge – Let’s explore the conundrum using a haiku poem

Skills versus knowledge? There is a clear form To write haiku poetry That I need to know ——- Two fives and a seven Syllables are key to this Carefully structured ——- To use the form well I must pull the words apart For this I need skills ——–  I need to know words To make…

Learning Cultures new website, new offices and an exciting cost effective and sustainable CPD offer for education

Learning Cultures new website, new offices and an exciting cost effective and sustainable CPD offer for education

It is all change this term for Learning Cultures, we have a new website and new offices with a training suite so that we can offer training and development opportunities for small groups in the beautiful 15th century market town of Bridgnorth in the even more stunning county of Shropshire. We are growing and our…

Effective transition from Year 6 to Year 7
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Effective transition from Year 6 to Year 7

Effective transition from Year 6 to Year 7 – It’s all about continuity, sharing and challenging. Creating a continuum of learning that builds on prior knowledge and skills, creates independent and enthusiastic learners and ensures every child can progress and achieve their full potential is what anyone who is in the education profession would agree…

The Chartered College of Teaching

The Chartered College of Teaching

The Chartered College of Teaching is a new independent, evidence-led professional membership body run by teachers, for teachers. The Chartered College of Teaching is a new independent, evidence-led professional membership organisation for the teaching profession. It has been established to give teachers an opportunity to be part of a body that has a similar status…