Hundreds of schools are now using Focus' Learning Challenge Curriculum. Find out why....
This website contains all the tools needed as part of the Learning Challenge approach to plan a stimulating and rich curriculum which meets the needs of your children.
'A curriculum for intelligent schools’
What is the Learning Challenge curriculum?
The Learning Challenge concept is built around the principle of greater learner involvement; resulting in a rich and meaningful curriculum which promotes high standards. The approach is under-pinned by a secure pedagogical framework which links together best practice in:
What drives the Learning Challenge approach?
The key drivers of the Learning Challenge approach are:
Planned around the distinctive needs of your children
Enquiry based learning which promotes curiosity
Outcomes driven to raise standards
Embeds the application of basic skills
Allows writing to be meaningfully embedded
Cross-curricular (where meaningful)
Interesting for the teacher as well as the children
Integrates empowering learning (‘learn to learn’)
Underpinned by the latest thinking about quality learning and brain-based learning
What does the learning journey look like?
What does the website contain?
Background to all aspects of the approach
Examples of learning challenges from hundreds of schools
Blank planning templates
Skills grids for all areas of the curriculum
One-page summary of National Curriculum for each subject
Simple skill breakdown for each subject (by level)
Grids showing application of skill in writing and maths
Designed for the busy teacher
The website and all downloads have been designed for the busy teacher: user friendly and straight forward. Feedback from schools tells us that they are easy to use.
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'Just thought I would let you know our good news. We had a geography Ofsted inspection yesterday and got outstanding for our curriculum!! They said that there are very few schools which are managing to get it right. Whilst the focus was on geography, it was clearly a reflection of our whole school curriculum approach. Thanks for your support and expertise in helping us develop the curriculum!' Headteacher, Leeds Primary School
Focus' Learning Challenge Curriculum has made the headlines! A school in Liverpool that has worked with our consultants on our new curriculum ideas has been the main feature of a story by the Liverpool Echo. Click here to read the article
Read more about the Learning Challenge Curriculum and how its impacting on schools across the country
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