Anti-racism: how to review and re-frame your curriculumLearn how to make diversity central to your curriculum, not just a bolt on, and make sure BAME history and achievements are taught all year round. Use our review tool to question and adapt what you’re teaching so your curriculum accurately represents Britain's diverse past and the society we live in today.
Bloom's Taxonomy: summariesAre there simple summaries of Bloom's Taxonomy? In this article, we refer to summaries from a school and local authority. We also look at how Bloom's Taxonomy is used in lesson planning in schools.
Classroom displays: effective practiceWhat makes an effective classroom display? We look at what to include in classroom and whole-school displays in a variety of school settings. We also include guidance on Ofsted's consideration of displays, tips on building displays and examples of displays from schools.
Covering LGBT content in your curriculumThe DfE expects all pupils to be taught lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) content, but you can decide when and what is appropriate. Find out how you can make your curriculum more inclusive.
Curriculum accessibility for pupils with SEND: checklistTo help pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) reach their full potential, they first must have equal access to your curriculum. Use our checklist to stay compliant with the Equality Act and SEND regulations.
Curriculum audit: gender and LGBTQ+ inclusivityUse our curriculum audit to help instil a cross-curricular sense of inclusivity, and question and adapt what you’re teaching so your curriculum represents the diversity seen in modern Britain in terms of gender and sexuality.
Curriculum provision in PRUs and APsPupil referral units (PRUs) and alternative provisions (APs) aren't required to follow the National Curriculum, but they do have to provide a good alternative curriculum. Find out what this includes, and see examples of curriculum offers from other PRUs and APs.
Curriculum requirements: academiesNewIf you're reviewing or updating your curriculum, find out what you need to cover to stay compliant with requirements and meet DfE expectations.
Curriculum requirements: maintained schoolsNewAll maintained schools must follow the National Curriculum. If you're reviewing or updating your curriculum, find out what you need to cover to stay compliant with requirements and meet DfE expectations.
Developing spiritual, moral, social and cultural educationHow can we develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education? This article includes Department for Education guidance on the requirements for SMSC provision, and advice on ways to develop SMSC provision. You will also find a case study from a teaching school.
English genres in the National CurriculumMaintained schools must cover the genres of literature and writing set out in the National Curriculum. Learn what you have to teach for reading and writing in Key Stages 1 to 4, and see examples of what other primary and secondary schools teach.
How to design a curriculumBe clear on how to design an effective curriculum with guidance on the principles of curriculum design, and see how other schools map out their curriculum.
Implementing a knowledge-rich curriculumUnderstand what a knowledge-rich curriculum is and prepare for common challenges you might face when implementing one. See approaches from 3 schools to help you get started.
Quality first teaching: guidanceIs there any guidance on quality first teaching (QFT)? We summarise guidance from two archived National Strategies publications that outline the characteristics of QFT and how to put them into practice. We also look at how two schools practice QFT, and link to examples of resources.
Requests to withdraw a pupil from RECan pupils be withdrawn from RE lessons? We relay guidance on parents' right to withdraw their children from religious education (RE), religious worship in school or trips to places of worship. We also look at schools' duty to provide alternative education for pupils withdrawn from RE.
School reopening and getting learning back on track: where to startYou won't have time to teach every lesson pupils missed during school closure, so you'll need to make some tough decisions on what to recap and what to let go. Get advice from curriculum experts Mary Myatt and Tom Sherrington on how to prioritise key concepts, spot gaps in pupil knowledge, and run effective consolidation lessons.
Whole-school curriculum auditUse our audit tool to help you look at the big picture when it comes to your curriculum, so you can make sure you’re offering your pupils a broad and balanced education.
Withdrawing pupils from subjectsFind out which subjects parents can withdraw their children from and how these rules apply to maintained schools, academies and independent schools. Plus, get advice on disapplying pupils from the National Curriculum.