Designing & Implementing A Disciplinary Curriculum Model

Blending mastery learning and knowledge-based curricula

  • Blending mastery learning and knowledge-based curricula

  • Rethink your curriculum in line with the complex linear exam system

  • Show that as pupils progress through your school they become subject experts

  • Create a no-levels assessment model to complement your redesigned curriculum

Oli Knight

Oli Knight

Dates: 29th Jun 2017, 14th Jul 2017

Oliver Knight is the author of "Creating Outstanding Classrooms: A whole-school approach", a book that has been recognised as a leading text on helping schools deliver an Outstanding education. He is currently the head of a London free school and was previously vice principal at Ark Academy in London, one of England’s highest-performing schools. Oliver shares his nationally-recognised best practice through his training which is inspiring and highly practical.

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The 5 essential questions that will be answered:

1) What are disciplinary thinking and a knowledge-based curriculum?

2) What is the role of low-stakes testing within a curriculum?

3) How do we sequence content and concepts across a 5-year plan?

4) Can we abandon KS3 and 4 and just talk about a 5- or 7- year model?

5) How do we design and build assessment into curriculum planning?


The structure of the training day:

  • School improvement through curriculum redesign

  • The disciplinary curriculum

  • Curriculum planning and teaching for understanding

  • The teaching and learning cycle

  • Fertile questions

  • Assessment design


Disciplinary thinking and exam success. How to:

Stay upstream of developments in cognititve science

Plan for longer sequences of learning

Show that what and how you assess is valid and meaningful:

    • more frequent low-stakes tests

    • more difficult summative assessments

First delegate rate

£309 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£289 + VAT

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