Updated Aug 2018
The new National Curriculum programmes of study will be statutory in maintained settings from September 2014.
This document enables school leaders to evaluate their introduction of the English curriculum to ensure there will be full coverage of the statutory requirements and also to ensure that all staff are up-to-date with the key messages that underpin the programme of study.
It also enables school leaders to evaluate their English curriculum against the grade descriptors used by inspectors during subject survey visits and arrive at an overall judgment for the quality of their setting's curriculum against a national benchmark based on the grades of Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate.
This is a really useful document for subject leaders when implementing the new National Curriculum framework.