Creating a Culture of Excellence Across the Primary Curriculum

The 2017 Annual PwC CEO Report highlights global concerns in skills shortages, not just in knowledge and skills but creativity, innovation and collaboration. What does this mean for the development of mastery and greater depth across the curriculum? How do we balance accountability for standards within a broader framework to ensure we teach our pupils how to live as well as how to learn?

This CPD course for teachers will:

  • Deepen understanding of learning domains
  • Clarify our understanding of mastery and greater depth learning within a global perspective
  • Provide strategies for embedding deep learning within our schools
  • Enable participants to evaluate greater depth learning in schools
  • Provide a framework to support planning for mastery and greater depth learning

Session 1: The domains of learning – a global perspective?

In this session we will focus on:

  • Why we need to think differently about learning needs in the 21st century
  • Which skills matter most to enable deep learning
  • Defining mastery and greater depth

Session 2: From theory into action

This session will focus on:

  • The multipliers for excellence across the curriculum
  • The role of leadership in igniting excellence
  • Evidencing impact of learning

Session 3: Finding Greater Depth

In this session we will explore:

  • Strategies for assessing greater depth learning
  • The role of pupil voice and greater depth
  • The importance of a connected curriculum.

Presenter Profile

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Robert Carpenter has been a Headteacher for over ten years and has experience of school leadership in a range of contexts. Rob is the Senior Executive Headteacher of the Inspire Partnership and a director with the London Leadership Strategy. His schools are rapidly improving with Foxfield Primary School one of only 5 schools nationally to have moved from an OFSTED category of ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’ in just 4 terms.

The success of Rob’s schools is rooted in high-quality curriculum provision which connects learning experiences with the wider world, the arts and reasoning. Rob has a clear philosophy about learning and believes that schools have responsibility to teach children both how to live and how to learn.

As a National Leader of Education, Rob supported schools in challenging circumstances including those in special measures. He has a track record for rapid transformation and is passionate about school-to-school support. He has developed a range of tools to strengthen the leadership of teaching and learning. These can be accessed at the website:

Rob is a regular blogger and tweeter; always keen to share ideas and resources to support school improvement. You can follow Rob from @carpenter_rob

Most recently, Rob worked with the Teaching Schools’ Council to review effective primary teaching and is the CEO designate for the Inspire Partnership of schools. They deliver a range of professional development programmes, including leadership coaching, NQT training and curriculum design.

Cost: £250 per delegate which includes lunch and resources; £299 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course

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