Whole-school curriculum audit

Use our audit to help you look at the big picture when it comes to your curriculum, so you can make sure you’re offering your pupils a broad and balanced education.

Last reviewed on 30 November 2023
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  1. Step back and consider the big picture
  2. Download our whole-school curriculum audit

Step back and consider the big picture

Curriculum audits tend to focus on a specific subject, area or phase. You can use our curriculum intent and implementation audits to help you review these specific elements. 

Once you've done this, it’s important to take a step back and look at the big picture. 

We recommend you look at your intent and implementation before you consider the overall effect of your curriculum. The more detailed knowledge you have about what’s going on, the more you’ll be able to bring to the overview.

Note: while the audits linked above are designed with primary schools in mind, the whole-school audit in this article can also be used by secondary schools.

Our whole-school curriculum audit will help you to ask:

  • How well your curriculum suits your pupils
  • Whether your curriculum is broad and balanced
  • How well you’re preparing your pupils for their next steps