Curriculum Matters

Summer Turner

One of the most exciting parts of being a Subject Lead of English, has been the opportunity to design our curriculum. I think there has been a danger of overlooking curriculum in schools, particularly at KS3, when in fact it should be a number one priority. I’ve been lucky to work in an environment where it is taken seriously and where I’ve been given the chance to develop something I believe in. It’s over a year since I wrote about the initial stages of this: Curriculum Design – Taking the Leap. In that post I reflected on some of the thinking and research I had done in preparation for designing the curriculum. I was clear that it was an unfinished job; that it deserved more time and revisions along the way. Fifteen months later, it now does look somewhat different, although the key principles behind it stay firm. In…

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