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GCSE Curriculum Planning

GCSE Curriculum Planning

We were asked to do an online demo with a school last week as they were interested in developing their curriculum using Stedfast and we realised that we hadn’t really blogged much about developing a curriculum plan for GCSE subjects. What better time to do this as Storm Francis brings heavy rains, wind and is …

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apprenticeship on programme assessment

Apprenticeship On Programme Assessment

With the end of apprenticeship frameworks just a few days away we thought it would be timely to write a short article about apprenticeship on programme assessments. Apprenticeship frameworks were typically formed from portfolio-based qualifications. These followed the pattern of selecting the appropriate units, having learners submit evidence to cover the criteria, assessing the evidence …

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Apprenticeship Standards and Assessment Criteria

Apprenticeship Standards and Assessment Criteria

The introduction of apprenticeship standards coupled with OfSTED’s new Education Inspection Framework has led apprenticeship providers to consider how they develop delivery programmes and associated curriculum plans. Providers need to consider how they build coherent plans that lead to a positive apprenticeship experience. They have to consider the level of delivery and what they are …

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Embedded Curriculum Plans

Embed curriculum plans into websites and learning management systems

We are pleased to announce a small update to Stedfast that allows users to embed their curriculum plans into their organisation websites or into learning management systems. This was a feature that was requested by users as they wanted to make their plans visible to learners, employers and parents. We thought that this was a …

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Curriculum Planning Templates

Curriculum Planning Templates

We have just added a new feature to the curriculum planning module in Stedfast that allows users to create their own activity templates. This is a really useful addition and we added it following feedback from users. When setting up a curriculum plan, users are now able to select the number of additional fields they …

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free curriculum planning checklists

Free Curriculum Planning Checklists

With some of the latest announcements from OfSTED this week regarding the introduction of the new Education Inspection Framework in less than a month, we thought it might be helpful to remind organisations that fall in scope for inspection about our Curriculum Planning Checklists. Free Curriculum Planning Checklists We have created two free checklists, one …

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Apprenticeship Delivery Effectiveness

Apprenticeship Delivery Effectiveness

OfSTED published an interesting document on 21/06/2019 – Educational effectiveness research and further education and skills. The document discusses the importance of learning and the curriculum in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). It raises a number of interesting ideas about the purpose, type and quality of knowledge and skills delivery and whether or …

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curriculum sequence

Sequencing an Apprenticeship Curriculum

The new OfSTED Education Inspection Framework (EIF) will require a significant shift in delivery models for many colleges and independent training providers delivering apprenticeships. We have written in previous articles that inspectors are going to focus on education and training provider’s curriculum intent, implementation and impact.  For providers who are now actively preparing their curriculum …

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Curriculum Intent Implementation Impact

Apprenticeship Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact

Following the publication of the new OfSTED Education Inspection Framework 2019, education and training providers will be aware of the new Quality of Education judgement. This judgement has been introduced to focus on the curriculum, which sets out what apprentices need to know and be able to do.  OfSTED’s definition of a curriculum is The …

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Curriculum Intent Statement

Curriculum Intent Statements

There seems to be a worrying trend that education and training providers appear to be missing the point of OfSTED’s Education Inspection Framework and specifically, curriculum intent. We have been through the guidance again and again and we really are not seeing curriculum intent as just being a statement posted on a website. If this …

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