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Use our audit tool 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.

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. 

But once you've done this, it’s important to then 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. This is because 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.

How well your curriculum suits your particular set of pupils Whether your curriculum is broad and balanced How well you’re preparing your pupils for their

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