How to review curriculum alignment across your trust
There's no one right way to do it. Use our questions and download our tools to help you review your trust curriculum alignment, and to decide what approach you'll take in the future.
It's not a black and white choice of 'central' or 'school' control
Your trust isn't likely to dictate a carbon copy curriculum approach in every school. Equally, you're unlikely to want each of your schools to have entirely different curricula with nothing in common and no central input.
You've got a range of options along the curriculum-alignment scale, and your approach will depend on things like:
- Your vision
- The size of your trust
- Where your curriculum expertise sits
- Your schools' performance
Use our questions below to prompt your thinking
The questions in the next 2 sections are designed to help you think about:
- How much curriculum alignment you currently have across your trust
- If you think this is the most suitable way of working
Who you go through the below questions with depends on the staff you have (centrally and at school level), who has curriculum responsibility and how much cross-trust curriculum work you already have in