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The Big Curriculum Conversation

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Clarion Cedar Court Hotel

Denby Dale Road

Calder Grove



United Kingdom

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This course is suitable for Primary School and Academy Headteachers and Leaders

Speaker: Sarah Quinn

Twitter: @EarlyYears_

Delegate Fees

SAS Client (any service or product) Individual Delegate - £149.99 + VAT

Non-SAS Client - Individual Delegate - £199.99 + VAT

SAS Client (any service or product) - Up to 3 Delegates from the same school - £299.98 + VAT

Non-SAS Client - Up to 3 Delegates from the same school - £399.98 + VAT

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Course Detail

The 2014 National Curriculum has been implemented well in most schools.

However, the focus is very much on the impact of the curriculum on your children and the big questions are:

  • How well does the curriculum meet the needs of the children in your context?

  • Are you still meeting statutory requirements?

  • Do subject leaders know how well their subjects are taught and how well the children are doing?

  • How deep is learning?

  • What needs to change?

This one day course will focus on conducting a review of the curriculum in preparation for discussion with external authorities such as Ofsted.

Course Aims

With Ofsted’s re-focus on the curriculum, it is time to ask, ‘Is the curriculum the best it can be?’

By the end of the day you will have considered:

  • an evaluation of your existing curriculum - is it rich and deep, is it unique and does it meet the needs of our children?

  • preparation for discussion with Ofsted about the intent, implementation and impact of your curriculum

  • review of early years against Ofsted’s ‘Bold Beginnings’ document

  • practical ideas around the teaching of a rich and deep curriculum

  • a chance to plan your next steps for action in relation to the curriculum and assessment of all subjects.

Speaker Bio

Sarah delivers training and support to schools as an adviser working closely with leadership teams, and teachers to raise the quality of their practice and the outcomes for children. Her training covers a range of areas including inspection preparation, teaching, curriculum, assessment and early years.

Sarah has worked as a senior consultant with a number of large educational consultancies.

Sarah was a highly successful primary school teacher and leader, with the last early years maintained provision she led graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Sarah previously worked with Ofsted as a managing inspector and for CfBT Inspection Services as the Central Senior Managing Inspector delivering training to inspectors, quality assuring inspection work and performance managing a large team of inspectors. Sarah has extensive experience in the inspection of full primary schools, children’s centres and early years provisions, maintained, independent and registered.

Sarah has presented training to a variety of audiences including inspectors, local authorities, headteachers, teachers, children’s centre leaders and education consultants. Her training covers a range of areas including Ofsted preparation, teaching, curriculum, assessment and early years.

She has recently developed assessment and tracking, curriculum and teaching systems for early years settings from birth to five.

Although Sarah is an early years’ specialist she is first and foremost a primary school specialist having worked with a large consultancy to develop mathematics, English and broader curriculum materials and a system to support the ongoing development of teachers.

Sarah recently delivered training in Shanghai and Barcelona and has an excellent reputation across the UK.

She has written articles for Early Years Educator and Nursery World and has publications available.

Safeguarding - Sarah has an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Other Important Information

Registration opens at 8.30am; refreshments will be available on arrival. Joining instuctions and further details will be sent to each delegate following completion of your booking.

SAS HR has the right to cancel the course if insufficient bookings are received. SAS HR also reserves the right to change the venue prior to the scheduled date, and in this event will communicate any alterations as soon as possible. Please do not book travel or accomodation without checking with the organising team at dee@uk-sas.co.uk that the course will be going ahead.


Payments can be made by debit/credit card through Eventbright, Alternatively, organisations may request an invoice during the booking process. Invoices to be paid within 30 days of receipt.

Refund Policy

Within 30 days - 50% refund

Within 21 days - 25% refund

Within 14 days - No refund

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What can I bring into the event?

We would recommend you bring:

  • your skills, experience and a willingness to engage and learn.

  • a device that can connect to wifi so you can share your experience on social media.

  • an expectation that you will gain real world learning to take back and share with your school

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please direct any questions relating to the speaker or course content to Sheila Wainwright (Professional Development Consultant) at sheila@sheilawainwright.com

Please direct any other queries to dee@uk-sas.co.uk or call 07484932539

Can I update my registration information?

Any updates or changes to your registration must be made in writing to dee@uk-sas.co.uk

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

The names of each individual attendee must be entered during the booking process and will be used to generate the delegate list for registration. If you need to make changes to to your registration details please email dee@uk-sas.co.uk

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