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Towards a model of senior curriculum leadership (secondary)

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What does it mean to be a whole-school leader and to be leading on curriculum? Subject differences are significant for the structure of curricula and assessment, and for organisation of teachers’ practice, knowledge and development. But built into the structure of a school is a need for generic proxies – from performance measures to precepts for pedagogy. These are inevitably at one remove from the actual substance what is being taught and learned.

So given that no senior leader can be master of 15 subjects, how does a senior leader take assurance from a middle/subject leader? How does a senior leader ensure that behind every data conversation is a curriculum conversation?

Attendees will take away seven principles which supply a curricular language for improving conversations between middle and senior leaders. Each principle supplies a category of question which a senior curriculum leader might ask of middle/subject leader when probing teacher performance and fostering its nurture.

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The course is particularly suitable for secondary senior leaders who are interested in leading whole-staff development and debate on a ‘knowledge-based’ curriculum. The course will build the confidence of senior leaders to illuminate rather than conceal crucial subject dimensions, build better definitions of rigour in teaching and make data easier to interpret.

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Christine Counsell is director of education at the Inspiration Trust. Her career includes 10 years of classroom teaching and leadership, work as a local authority adviser, two decades of teacher training and development at the University of Cambridge, and extensive national and international work advising on curriculum issues with teachers, scholars and policy-makers. Christine has published widely, including academic papers, practical guides and classroom resources and has extensive experience of primary and secondary whole-school inset especially in literacy and knowledge.

Michael Fordham is subject specialist leader for history at the Inspiration Trust. He formerly taught in three state comprehensives, holding positions as head of history and assistant principal. Michael is an influential researcher, author, editor, blogger and speaker on curriculum issues. He has extensive experience as a trainer, including projects in Kazakhstan and as teacher-in-residence for the Singapore Ministry of Education. He is currently pursuing a doctorate examining how communities of expert subject teachers share, scrutinise and build collective professional-scholarly knowledge.

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Staff at schools in Norfolk and north Suffolk can claim a 50% discount on course costs - simply use the ANGLIA promotional code when booking.

Inspiration Teaching School Alliance partners qualify for priority booking and a 70% discount on course costs; please contact your school for your promotional code.

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