A whole education approach to curriculum, teaching and learning, and assessment
Delivering a high-quality whole education for all is an ongoing and complex challenge.
Our Leading a Whole Education at secondary community combines the structure of a programme with a broad range of opportunities your team can pick and mix based on your school’s context.
Above all it provides an ongoing peer group and ‘space to think’ for the WE leads in your school. We view it as a 3+ year community – a place to share ideas and collaborate on common challenges.
It is informed by the latest learnings from our schools on best practice in leading a whole education across a range of contexts and settings. In particular, it builds on what we are learning from our stand out schools initiative and ongoing research into effective curriculum leadership in a linear world.
Leaders are always encouraged and supported to trial a focus project in their own school around their own priorities.
New for 2019/20 however, we will also provide structure and inputs for 3 key emergent themes that we believe are particularly relevant.
- Words for all
How can we provide and embed rich vocabulary for all, particularly the most disadvantaged, to drive a whole education and narrow the gap?
- Quality vocational education
How can vocational pathways be both rigorous and relevant to provide a range of learning experiences to students of all abilities?
- A KS3 curriculum for outstanding outcomes at KS4
How can we take a 5 year, joined up view of the curriculum to provide an education that is both rounded and rich, broadening students’ horizons while preparing them for academic success?
Our Leading a Whole Education change model
Our change model has been developed by Whole Education Associate Director, David Crossley. It has been proven and tested with our secondary schools over a number of years, supporting leaders to grapple with curriculum change in an effective, sustainable way.
Diagnostic and support for your school’s whole education provision
Visit stand out schools across our national network
3 inspirational learning days with additional training available
Facilitated peer review process to assess impact
Inputs from inspirational, national experts
Focus project or chance to present at national conference