Intent Implementation and Impact!

The 2019 OFSTED framework  introduces a new judgement: the ‘quality of education.’ This considers the school’s curriculum intent, implementation and impact.

We explore how leaders (school/curriculum/subject) can show they have built a curriculum ‘with appropriate coverage, content, structure and sequencing.’ 

We outline how to put this in place  in the classroom; how it looks in practice and innovative ideas for delivery.

We share strategies to assess the curriculum and its impact on pupil’s learning.

Learning Outcomes:

Delegates will:

explore different approaches to non-subject specific and pre-specific learning curricula;

understand the key curriculum needs of learners with profound and complex learning needs;

understand how to profile your current cohort of pupils learning needs; and use a sensory profile tool in this process;

explore what engagement in learning means & how to create opportunities for this;

reinforcing the role of play in learning; and understanding the neuro-science that supports this approach;

emphasising the importance of thinking skills in learning and how to use this information to inform the design of your curriculum; 

consider the EIF (2019) when delivering a curriculum for learners with profound & complex learning needs.


Implementation and Impact!

For schools wishing to take a radically different approach to their curriculum

With Steve Phillips and Richard Hirstwood

10 October – Centre for Life, Newcastle

14 October – The Wesley Hotel, London  

18 October – Redbank House, Manchester

Venues & directions.

Centre for Life, Newcastle – 10 October

The Wesley Hotel, London – 14 October

Redbank house, Manchester – 18 October

Who is presenting?

Steve Phillips is an Independent SEND Consultant, who is the former Deputy Principal of Fountaindale School, where he had lead responsibility for designing, managing and implementing a new curriculum approach to meet the changing needs of the school’s learners. Richard Hirstwood is a dynamic, motivational and accomplished international presenter in the field of multi-sensory approaches to reducing barriers to learning for all learners with SEND.

Who should attend?

This will be appropriate for teachers and classroom practitioners from special schools and colleges; mainstream schools and early years settings with specialist SEND provision who wish to take a radically different approach to their curriculum for learners with severe and complex needs.

Course notes?

The learning continues after the course has ended with an online copy of all pertinent presentations, video & documents from the day on our website, for you to share with your colleagues and continue your learning journey long after the training has finished!

Times & housekeeping? 

We begin the day from 9am with coffee and registration with presentations beginning at 9.30am. We will finish around 3.30pm. All refreshments and a lovely lunch are provided! Please let us know on your application form if you have any specific dietary requirements. Please note, we always cater for vegetarians.


£265 plus VAT per place including refreshments & lunch.

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