Curriculum design & delivery: Case studies & best practice

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

From Covid-19 to curriculum diversity, Headteacher Update and SecEd's latest best practice event offers a range of advice, ideas and case studies to help schools design and deliver an effective curriculum.

Running on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 6 and 7 (2pm to 6pm daily), the event will be streamed live online across both days, with all sessions available for delegates on-demand for three months after the event.

There will be 12 presentations delivered live and the event offers a further three sessions as on-demand-only downloads for delegates.

All 15 presentations and related resources will be available to download, during the event and on-demand afterwards.

The event has a number of core themes and has been programme-planned by Headteacher Update and SecEd editor Pete Henshaw with the intention of offering solutions, ideas, practical reflections and advice. Key themes include:

  • Covid-19: How should schools adapt their curriculum in light of the varying challenges presented by Covid-19 and the disruption caused by a year of lockdown, disruption and self-isolation?
  • Diversity, Inclusion, Equality: How should schools respond to the Black Lives Matter revolution and how can we ensure our taught curriculum is diverse, inclusive and reflects the communities we serve? How can we “decolonise” our curriculum?
  • Inspection: How should schools continue to prepare for Ofsted’s 2019 inspection framework and its overarching focus on curriculum intent, implementation and impact?

Keynote sessions

  • Planning your curriculum with poverty in mind – the consequences of disadvantage for how you plan and deliver your curriculum.
  • Creating a diverse school curriculum.
  • Curriculum implementation and impact – two of Ofsted’s infamous I’s and how schools should prepare themselves.
  • Designing a curriculum from Reception to GCSE – a case study of coherent and effective curriculum design.

Workshop sessions

  • Primary: A Covid recovery curriculum for the primary school – what should our curriculum look like from September in the context of the pandemic?
  • Primary: Reforming your curriculum: Lessons from the field – a case study of curriculum audit, review and reform.
  • Primary: Creating a diverse primary school curriculum – a case study of curriculum revision in the context of diversity, inclusion and equality.
  • Primary: Leading curriculum development: A case study of curriculum reform and implementation.
  • Secondary: A Covid recovery curriculum for the secondary school – what should our curriculum look like from September in the context of the pandemic?
  • Secondary: Curriculum congruence: Aligning values, ethos and what is taught.
  • Secondary: Decolonising the secondary curriculum – a case study of curriculum revision in the context of diversity, inclusion and equality.
  • Secondary: Case study: How to conduct a full curriculum review.
  • On-demand primary: Subject leadership, curriculum design & implementation.
  • On-demand secondary: A case study of curriculum diversity.
  • On-demand cross-phase: Equality, inclusion and diversity in the curriculum.

This event is designed for those working within the primary or secondary education sectors and is relevant to headteachers and deputy headteachers, senior leaders with responsibility for curriculum design, Covid-planning and Pupil Premium, heads of year and subject leads among others.

  • Delegate places at the event cost £99 plus VAT, which includes access to all the on-demand features, conference networking and partner sessions. For full details, session summaries and to book, visit

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