Evolve your curriculum

The 2019 OfSTED framework placed much greater emphasis on the curriculum and with a view to ensuring that children are equipped with the right skills and knowledge to meet their needs.

Your school’s curriculum is the ‘diet’ that is offered to your children as they progress through school. It is vital that it meets the needs of your children, as well as OfSTED. 

Let me join you to create a bespoke curriculum that is relevant, purposeful and engaging. Let’s look together at the strategy that you wish to implement from Nursery to Year 6.

We will explore and tailor each subject for your children and your school’s circumstances. We will then break this down into learning sequences over the coming weeks, term and year.

Together, we will look at the fine detail of what and how the children will learn vocabulary, develop social skills and improve their knowledge and understanding.

Package costs

Review – 6 hours £550

We will reflect on how well your current provision, overall, meets your children’s needs, as well as identifying the strategies that are working well and those which require a new approach. We will end the day having made key decisions about the necessary updates to be made to your school’s curriculum to ensure that it is engaging and ambitious.

Reignite – 6-12 hours £550 to £1100

I will join curriculum or subject leaders to discuss specific areas for improvement, reviewing your current practices and crafting a curriculum in these particular areas. We will end the day with a refreshed plan for these areas of school.

Rewrite – Starting at £550, cost and duration will depend on scope of work

Starting from scratch, we will really look at what your school needs to meet the children’s needs, and discuss in detail what the right curriculum looks like for your setting. From start to end, let’s map out and create a bespoke curriculum that is right for your school community, empowers your staff and meets OfSTED requirements.

What people are saying

Helen Khinich, Deputy Headteacher at Kilburn Grange School

“Claire’s common sense approach to planning is accessible and inspiring. She has reshaped my thinking about the science curriculum, as she challenges you to think about the WHY not just the HOW. Claire has a very clear insight into developing a school’s curriculum and has a wealth of ideas to bring the science curriculum to life. She works with the ethos of the school and personalises the curriculum for the needs of the school. Claire thinks outside the box and finds creative ways to make teaching and learning cross-curricular, practical and engaging. I wholeheartedly recommend Claire if your school is on a journey to developing your curriculum.”

Kathryn Law, Headteacher

“Claire has challenged us to think about our curriculum in a different way, drawing on her wealth of experience and passion for STEM. All staff – from teachers to Senior Leadership team – have found her inspirational to work with  and able to offer incisive feedback that has really helped move our teaching and thinking techniques along. Claire’s ability to coach the staff she has worked with has led to them being able to make reflective and insightful comments about their own areas for development, which has led to much longer lasting impact from our CPD. Claire really worked hard to understand what the vision of our school was and what all staff wanted it to be and has helped us with realising this – particularly leading to our last OfSTED, which successfully endorsed the changes we have made. We are looking forward to working with Claire again to take this even further!”

Chris Tolson, Headteacher at Academy St James

“I have worked with Claire for a number of years. She is inspiring, thoughtful and creative and puts outcomes for children at the heart of what she does. She thinks outside the box and offers creative solutions to a wide variety of problems; her great gift is being able to empower others to see solutions for themselves. She has listened to us, challenged our thinking and understood that all the children at our school needed a curriculum special to them. As leaders we need to be challenged, nourished and guided. Claire does all three of these exceptionally well! She believes that rigour and structure are the key to success yet at the same time understands that we must never stop remembering that we are here for children and that there should be no ceiling placed on them achieving their potential!”

Ignite Your Vision

Taking the time to really think about what we want to achieve for school and why is crucial to curriculum initiatives succeeding.

Time well spent thinking about the what and why, with a view to empowering and enriching your children, will lead to open discussions to conjure inspirational ideas. It will also help you build with the motivation to lead colleagues through successful change.

Package Costs

90 minute 1:1 session – £150

Book a 1:1 session for any school leader who needs to clarify their thoughts and ideas with a view to creating a powerful and engaging vision to share with others. 

Your school leader will end the session with a clear vision that is easy to articulate, ready to share, and with a step-by-step plan to deliver it at school.

What people are saying

Lynsay, Music leader

“Many thanks Claire for helping re-ignite my love for music again. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it until I started this journey and although it has felt massively out of my comfort zone, I genuinely feel like I can succeed at some point in the future”

Naseem, RE leader

“I love you Claire! You’ve made RE fun again which has always been the whole point of learning. Thank you for simplifying it, but still getting the correct learning outcome for our children.”

Ed, Curriculum leader

“I really like talking things through in a way that there’s no right answer. It was an open conversation where I didn’t feel judged. I felt free to say what I wanted. The session has made me think a lot! It’s confirmed a lot of my thoughts and somethings others have told me. I feel confident that I’m doing the right thing.”

“Staff are actually buzzing about this, and it’s the best thing we’ve done in ages!”

Malcolm, Headteacher Denholme Primary School

Communicate with clarity

Well written communications within a school will engage staff and encourage consistency in practice and performance. variable outcomes for children, low morale and conflict. Communications that are clear and effective provide purpose, avoid confusion, build a positive school culture, and create accountability.

My Communicate with Clarity package will transform lifeless subject policy documents into dynamic presentations that are simple, memorable and effective, ready to share, and easy to integrate.

Package costs

Bronze from £550*

Your current policies and practices meet the needs of the school, but the documents are lifeless and never really browsed.

Let me transform them so that they become clearer, more engaging, and easy to digest. Perfect to share with staff and governors.

Silver from £1100*

Your current policies and practices don’t meet your school’s needs, and don’t reflect your vision.

Let’s work together to capture your strategy, identify key messages, and create guides that are simple, effective and easy to understand.

Gold from £1650*

You don’t have a policy document that reflects the work you are doing, or you feel that the documents you do have are not allowing your school to move forward.

Let’s analyse your strategy, identify key messages, and create a guide that is simple, effective and easy to understand. This work takes the subject leader on journey that transforms their understanding of the subject, how it is delivered, and the impact it has on the children.

* cost may increase depending on the scope of work

What people are saying

Claire helped me make sense of a jumble of ideas in my head and I have left these sessions with a better understanding of my next steps and how to achieve them. Claire has helped me simplify tasks that seemed daunting. It has been useful talking these through with her and using her knowledge and expertise to keep things clear, visual and simple to understand. These are useful skills I will continue to apply within other areas of my subject leadership.

Ella, Writing Leader – Silver: reworking a current writing policy