Leadership of the curriculum is critical to its successful implementation and impact on outcomes for children. Curricular change should not be embarked on as a substitute for tackling weak teaching. 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.