Curriculum jargon buster
There are lots of bizarre curriculum terms flying around. Get up to speed on what they mean.
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- Intent, implementation and impact
- 'Broad and balanced'
- Thematic curriculum/cross-curricular
- Discrete subjects
- Spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education
- Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)
- Relationships and sex education (RSE)
- Core and foundation subjects
- English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
- Attainment 8 and progress 8
- Scheme of work
- The Gatsby Benchmarks
Here are some common curriculum terms you might come across. If your senior leaders ever use a term you're not clear on, ask them to explain it to you.
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A framework which sets out:
- What’s going to be taught
- How it'll be taught
- How pupils' knowledge and understanding will be evaluated as a result
A framework for setting out the aims of a programme of education, including the knowledge and understanding to be gained at each stage (intent) … translating that framework over time into a structure and narrative, within an institutional context (implementation) … [and] evaluating what knowledge and understanding pupils have