Curriculum: How We Plan - Long Term
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT LEADER
Every curriculum document, plan and piece of work is bespoke to Mayfield. Since becoming headteacher, we have reviewed and refreshed everything. Every document is written with clear purpose, care and with the aim to build a progressive knowledge and skills based curriculum that ensure the National Curriculum fits our children's context and needs. Moreover, we insist that these documents are never static. They should not sit forever looking nice on a website - they should be adaptable, undergo tweaks and revisions throughout their life and, if necessary, reflect more extensive change if leaders feel the outcomes require this. I am most proud that we are a school responsive to need and that change and reflection are vocabulary which we embrace and use everywhere. I can be 'trying' because I never want us to sit still. I am also proud that the curriculum is not a bought scheme or central programme that we blindly adopt or are told to use, without knowing or asking why, or is a jigsaw where a school merely takes lots of bits from different places and glues them together and claims they are 'made by them'. These are made by us. Therefore they fully reflect our core school intent and what our children need both before Covid-19 and now, in 2021, in a world where lost learning and disruption appears to be around to stay.
Below is a simple overview of what we use behind the scenes and across school to make our curriculum happen.