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

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


Date: 5 December 2019

Location: London

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 secondary phases. A course with the same focus is available for primary practitioners on 14 November.

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

Delegates are asked to bring their current school policy for more able learners 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
  • Key aspects of effective provision for more able learners
  • Curriculum intent and the importance of the school context and the needs of its learners


  • Break


  • Principles of a curriculum of opportunity and challenge for all, including the most able
  • Curriculum implementation and review
  • Case study: an approach to a curriculum for high achievement and high aspirations
  • Policy, provision, practice and ethos


  • Lunch


  • Reviewing and evaluating your curriculum through the NACE Quality of Education Curriculum Audit Tool


  • 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, ethos and practice are aligned
  • Practical tool to support ongoing curriculum review and improvement
  • Identify clear next steps for your school
  • Workshop leaders

    Rob Lightfoot
    , NACE Associate

    Maths teacher and more able coordinator at Challenge Award-accredited Haybridge High School, with experience in leading on curriculum design.

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