Leadership of the curriculum is critical to its successful implementation and impact on outcomes for children. The Learning Challenge ™ approach is designed to reach the Ofsted expectation that, ‘The school’s curriculum promotes and sustains a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning’. (Ofsted leadership descriptor, Jan 2014).
Curricular change should not be embarked on as a substitute for tackling weak teaching. The diagram below indicates the critical elements of ensuring success as a leader of pedagogy. Curricular change is only part of the recipe.
The process of managing curricular change requires careful planning and an acceptance that it will take time to embed. The most successful schools often pilot elements of change with a few people in order to iron out potential problems and develop a small team of ambassadors who can work with colleagues. The diagram below is a reminder of the ingredients necessary for managing successful change.
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