The messy middle of curriculum planning

Reading Time: < 1 minute The video below explains some of our currrent curriculum thining. This is very much a “work in progress” video exploring the English curriculum, responding to Freya O’Dell’s brilliant collection of videos – here. With this one, I’ve tried to look more at the “messy middle” of a curriculum when it’s at the point of needing a refresh, and what the considerations and thought processes are behind it. Hopefully some people will find it useful! I’m always happy to chat on socials about it as well @miss_tiggr on twitter. I’ll try to follow ups a bit later with some other thoughts …

Women through the ages – a new scheme of work

Reading Time: 3 minutes Like many teachers I’m currently in the middle of planning for next year, with a bit more space to rethink the curriculum, and a comment from one of my Year 13 students has stayed with me. I think I’d written some feedback about avoiding generalisation regarding the representation of women ┬ánot treating Renaissance and Victorian women the same in her context-heavy essay – and she said that she didn’t really know the difference. She knew there was one, that women’ rights couldn’t have been completely stagnant until the early twentieth century, but didn’t have a strong grasp of what the …