In response to school requests and shortage in budgets, Focus is now selling filmed versions of our courses for schools to purchase.
These are a filmed and edited version of the training as if you were a delegate sat in the room.
This training is sent via an emailed link and can be watched directly from the website (streamed) or downloaded and watched at a later date. It comes with an e-book version of the training notes. Printed copies of the training notes are available at an additional cost.Advantages of buying our video training:
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- Watch at school or home
- Watch on your own or with other members of staff
- Can pause, replay and discuss
- No supply costs
- No travel costs or travelling time
In her latest speech Amanda Spielman talks about a knowledge-rich curriculum that helps to provide greater breadth and balance across the Primary curriculum. According to Ms Spielman, there is a reduced understanding of the curriculum in the current workforce and it is unlikely that many current training programmes will plug the gap.
Focus has adapted its Learning Challenge curriculum so that it meets the criteria of the 'golden three': knowledge-rich; teacher led and whole class teaching.
This training is about how using the learning challenge curriculum, incorporating its modifications, ensures curriculum cohesion. The training provides 'down-to-earth' practical suggestions that helps to reduce teacher workload.
The training will:
- Look at what a curriculum that takes account of the latest initiatives should look like;
- Considers how knowledge-rich your current curriculum is and the need to put knowledge first;
- Ensures your science curriculum is fit for purpose;
- Give as much attention to developing pedagogy alongside the curriculum, that is a teacher led curriculum delivered to the whole class;
- Helps you to check if your curriculum has really embraced the concept of 'deepening learning' at each stage and providing greater challenges within the construct being taught;
- Look at models that provides maximum opportunity to link English, through literature, to the broader curriculum;
- Considers new assessment arrangements, especially for the non-core curriculum as well as science;
- Consider how 'assessment for learning' procedures may need to sharpen especially in relation to pupils' misconceptions and barriers to learning;
- Consider how to provide opportunities for pupils to increase their resilience, resourcefulness and productivity;
- Provide a case for improving both pupils and teacher questioning so as to enable greater understanding to be central to all learning;
- This training aims to delve deeply into the curriculum and learning culture at school and academy level. It will make you take stock, look at the bigger picture and help to guide you to make decisions that are based on focusing on what we need to know about our learners at any time. It will also provide guidance and give you examples of different models to consider for your use.
This training is aimed at schools and academies that presently use the learning challenge curriculum as well as those who do not.