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Leading curriculum change for more able learners in KS3 English
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Leading curriculum change for more able learners in KS3 English

Support to design and implement a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum in KS3 English


Date: 28 November 2019

Location: London

A new one-day course to support current or aspiring heads of department to design and implement a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum in KS3 English. Delegates will be supported in critically reviewing their school's current provision, and in developing practical ideas for future implementation.

PLUS: Additional support via online webinar.

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Led by NACE Associate Tracy Goodyear, this new one-day course offers practical guidance and examples for heads of department seeking to ensure their KS3 English curriculum offers sufficient challenge for all learners. Delegates will leave with a refreshed understanding of how best to support the most able in English; a suite of strategies, examples and ideas to share with colleagues; and clear next steps for departmental curriculum development and implementation.

Following the course, delegates will have the opportunity to discuss, share and seek further support via an online webinar.

This workshop is aimed at:

  • Current heads of department
  • Senior English teachers and aspiring heads of department


  • Coffee and registration


Session 1: Defining a vision for learning in my department

  • What should learning look like for all in my department?
  • Strategies to support planning and preparing for a revised curriculum
  • Long-term planning and goal-setting


  • Break


Session 2: What makes an effective curriculum in KS3 English in my setting?

  • Fundamental ingredients of an effective English curriculum
  • Reviewing successful curriculum models and their contexts, impact and implementation


  • Lunch


Session 3: Practical strategies and module ideas for KS3

  • Reviewing current curriculum and planning for future development
  • Discussion and sharing of our current models


  • Close
  • Ensure your KS3 English curriculum is sufficiently challenging
  • Understand the needs of more able learners in English
  • Develop a shared vision for learning in your department
  • Strategies to support planning and preparation for curriculum change
  • Strategies to support long-term planning and goal setting
  • Analyse different curriculum models, considering context, impact and implementation
  • Identify clear next steps and action points for your department
  • Workshop leaders

    Tracy Goodyear
    , NACE Associate

    Head of English at King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls, specialist in provision for more able, Fellow of and Assessor for the Chartered College of Teaching.

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