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