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Designing and developing your curriculum to challenge and enrich more able learners (primary)
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Designing and developing your curriculum to challenge and enrich more able learners (primary)

Explore curriculum components that enable highly able learners to thrive, in a context of challenge for all


Date: 14 November 2019

Location: One Park Crescent, London W1B 1SH

New for 2019, this one-day course will consider curriculum components and design which enable able learners to thrive in a context of challenge for all. Delegates will be supported to review their current curriculum and plan new approaches, drawing on case studies of effective practice.

This course is aimed at those working in the primary phases. A course with the same focus is available for secondary practitioners on 5 December.

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Led by NACE Associate and Trustee Christabel Shepherd, this one-day course explores key principles and approaches to effective curriculum design and implementation to ensure challenge for all learners in the primary phases.

Delegates are asked to bring their current school policy for more able learners, curriculum policy (if available), and relevant extracts of their school development plan.

This workshop is aimed at:

  • School leaders
  • Senior and middle leaders
  • More able coordinators/leads
  • Curriculum and subject leaders
  • Directors of teaching and learning


  • Coffee and registration


  • Outcomes and content for the day

Designing your curriculum

  • Where can a curriculum designed to challenge and enrich more able learners lead?
  • Designing the curriculum
  • What do more able learners need in general?
  • Considering more able learners in your school’s context: What do your more able learners need? Using context to shape curriculum.
  • What will a curriculum built upon the identified experiences and addressing the identified deficits look like?


  • Break


Meeting the needs of more able learners - the how and what of curriculum implementation

  • In-depth look at the pedagogy for the curriculum to meet the needs of more able learners and ensure challenge for all
  • Practical approaches to ensure there is challenge across the curriculum and rich opportunities for enrichment
  • Reflecting curriculum approaches in policy


  • Lunch


Reviewing and evaluating your curriculum


Reflections, key takeaways and next steps


  • Close
  • Review your current curriculum in light of the needs of more able learners
  • Understand the wider impact of improving provision for the more able
  • Apply key principles with reference to your school context and learners’ needs
  • Explore relevant pedagogy and practical approaches for effective implementation
  • Guidance to ensure school policy and curriculum are aligned
  • Identify clear next steps for your school
  • Workshop leaders

    Christabel Shepherd
    , NACE Associate and Trustee

    Executive Headteacher of Bradford’s Copthorne Primary and Holybrook Primary Schools, with 30+ years' experience in education.

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