Why Teachers Should Take the Lead on Curriculum Development

With the new Ofsted inspections including a ‘quality of education’ evaluation, schools have a new opportunity to reconsider and redevelop their curriculum. MAT CEO Louise Smith believes that for a curriculum to be fit-for-purpose, the people teaching need to be involved in its creation.

Teachers need a rich and complex diet of professional development, support and opportunity if they are to fully realise their potential. Empowering staff to play a key role in school improvement and development is a major part of that diet.
Here at Warrington Primary Academy Trust (WPAT)—a MAT of six primary schools and a teaching school in Cheshire—we’re placing a great emphasis on the empowerment of teachers alongside a rich mix of CPD, mentoring and coaching.
This approach is coming to fruition in two main areas: school improvement and curriculum development.

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