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Last updated on 7 August 2019
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Sean Harford, Ofsted's national director, education, busts some of the biggest myths about the curriculum and the new framework.


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Total video length: 18 minutes 42 seconds

  1. What’s the difference between curriculum ‘intent’ and the school’s vision and values? (00:30)
  2. Does each subject need its own intent? (01:27)
  3. How can you measure the ‘impact’ of a curriculum? (02:15)
  4. What should we think about if we want to adopt an off-the-shelf curriculum? (03:32)
  5. How should we manage interventions, if every pupil needs a broad and balanced curriculum? (06:09)
  6. What if we want to talk about internal progress and assessment data with an inspector? (07:46)
  7. Will you look at data for groups (eg. disadvantaged pupils)? (12:06)
  8. Will you check that wider stakeholders have been involved in reviewing the curriculum? (13:26)
  9. What would you say to a school that's worried about the cost and workload involved in reviewing the curriculum? (14:19)
  10. What are the 3 biggest myths about the new framework? (15:34)

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