Best Practice

Curriculum review and redesign: A case study

From building vocabulary to cooperative learning and the 60 Curriculum Challenge, a curriculum review at Stalham Infant and Junior Schools led to a range of innovative reforms. Emma Lee-Potter finds out more

When Stalham Infant School and Stalham Junior School moved to the same site in 2020, executive headteacher Glenn Russell seized the opportunity to focus on the approach to teaching and learning. He was determined to ensure consistency across year groups and subjects and build high expectations for all pupils.

The Norfolk school serves a “relatively deprived” area and more than 26% of the 400 pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium funding. Once the infant and junior schools joined together Mr Russell took a long, hard look at the pupils’ educational journey from nursery through to year 6, with a particular focus on disadvantaged pupils.

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