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Designing an Expansive Curriculum of the Head, Heart and Hand

CourseCulture of innovationExpansive curriculum for allRepertoire of pedagogies

2 live webinars

1 in person sessions

3 online units

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There is renewed interest in how we can offer our young people a broader, more expansive and more engaging curriculum that develops the whole child. This comes from the fresh insights we have learnt from lockdown over this tumultuous last 18 months as well as the impetus from Ofsted to offer a broader educational offer. There are also the growing requirements of employers for young people to be equipped with a rich balance of knowledge, skills and dispositions. 

This course is your chance to find out how School 21 has developed its broad head, heart and hand curriculum, and to work through practical ideas of how you can develop your own expansive curriculum that suits your own needs and context.

Our aims

  • The aim is for schools and school leaders to be able to analyse their curriculum using a diagnostic tool and then plan a series of next steps which will help to build a more expansive curriculum.
  • The course will provide evidence and case studies which will prompt rich conversations within the leadership teams in the school.
  • The visit to School 21 will give participants the chance to get underneath the curriculum and see it in action.
  • Each school will come away from the course with a set of tools and materials, confidence about satisfying the needs of the new Ofsted framework and with a set of steps for rethinking the curriculum and timetable within the school

Meet the facilitator

Joe Pardoe and the School 21 team

Big Education and Former School 21 Leader

Joe Pardoe began his teaching career in Japan and China before completing the Teach First programme (2011) in Hull teaching History and Politics. After moving to School 21 to establish the Humanities Department, he became head of Project Based Learning before moving to a role looking at whole school curriculum innovation. He now works at the Big Education Trust.

Important information

Who is this course aimed at?

Heads and executive heads, timetablers, educators who want to see a different vision for how to develop and implement an expansive curriculum

How does this course contribute to a Big Education?

There is renewed interest in how we can offer our young people a broader, more expansive and more engaging curriculum that develops the whole child. This comes from the fresh insights we have learnt from lockdown over this tumultuous last 18 months as well as the impetus from Ofsted to offer a broader educational offer. There are also the growing requirements of employers for young people to be equipped with a rich balance of knowledge, skills and dispositions. This course is your chance to find out how School 21 has developed its broad head, heart and hand curriculum, and to work through practical ideas of how you can develop your own expansive curriculum that suits your own needs and context.

Designing an Expansive Curriculum of the Head, Heart and Hand

2 live webinars

1 in person sessions

3 online units

£345.00

Join the waitlist to be emailed when this product becomes available