Morning, Thursday, 29th November 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar will examine the next steps for developing the secondary curriculum in schools - focusing on its design, implementation and impact.
It comes as Ofsted prepares to consult on its new Common Inspection Framework this autumn ahead of it being introduced in 2019, with reports suggesting that a greater emphasis will be placed on the curriculum in the new framework with the possible introduction of new ‘quality of education’ measure for schools.
Delegates will discuss Ofsted’s ongoing review of the curriculum, including key concerns highlighted in the interim findings around a need for greater clarity around language, improving understanding of the purpose of key stage 3 and the new GCSE assessment criteria.
The seminar also takes place as the DfE implements changes to the way schools are measured based on the number of pupils taking EBacc core subjects, and with Ofsted expected to clarify how the inspection of provision at key stages 3 and 4 will reflect EBacc policy.
The wider impact of the EBacc on the secondary curriculum and the uptake of subjects will also be considered, including the preservation of arts, technology and creative subjects within school curriculums - following past concerns from the Chief Inspector that some schools are focusing too narrowly on EBacc subjects and questions surrounding the impact of the Ebacc on the attainment of poorer pupils.
Further sessions consider whether the current curriculum is adequately preparing students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution - including the increasing use of artificial intelligence and other new technologies in the workplace - with the Education Select Committee’s ongoing inquiry into its impact on future employment and productivity.