Melanie Moore

Mel is Curriculum Director and the author of the Cornerstones Curriculum. She writes, edits and oversees all curriculum materials and leads our creative team. Mel has over 20 years of primary teaching experience, including as a deputy headteacher. She has also been a teacher adviser and a local authority strategy adviser.
Curriculum intent

Curriculum intent for primary schools

The importance of the much-used Ofsted term ‘curriculum intent’ and practical tips to help you achieve yours. Unless you’ve been hiding away for the last 12 months, you’ll most definitely have heard the phrase ‘curriculum intent’ by now. To its credit, the inspectorate has certainly done much to clarify the term, and debunk myths around… Read more

Cornerstones - Six steps of Curriculum design.

How to design your curriculum

Six Steps of Curriculum Design Designing a curriculum is not easy. It is a complicated process that needs to be carefully thought through and involves much strategic decision making. With over 2000 schools now using the Cornerstones Curriculum, we have identified six crucial steps of effective curriculum design. These steps can be used by any… Read more

The Curriculum magazine – edition four

The Curriculum magazine is free to all schools and is now available for you to read online. Edition four focuses on subjects and subject knowledge, with articles to get you up to speed with subject knowledge in art and design, music, geography and computing. Also includes free knowledge organisers to use in the classroom. Read… Read more

What’s new – January 2019

  Hello, and a happy new year to you all. Here’s hoping you have had a restful Christmas and are starting the new year with gusto. Here are some of the new things for you, this January. Standardised tests We are now providing schools who utilise our termly maths, reading and SPaG tests with a… Read more

What’s new – October 2018

Well, I can’t believe October is here already. The month of crispy leaves, hot chocolate and pumpkins. Where did the time go? Here at Cornerstones, we are fully into the swing of things, in fact, I’ve already spotted some Christmas resources in creation on our designers’ desks – sorry to mention the C word already!… Read more

The Curriculum magazine – edition three

The Curriculum magazine is free to all schools and is now available for you to read online. Edition three is all about saving time and reducing teacher workload, with a huge number of free resources including Fallen Fields – a fully resourced, First World War project, assembly plans, monoprinting instructions and six brilliant PSHE activities… Read more

What’s new – September 2018

Welcome back to the start of a new school year. Hopefully, you’re feeling refreshed and reinvigorated after a restful summer break. Here at Cornerstones, we’ve been busy preparing for the new school year and have been working on lots of exciting things we think you’ll love. Here are some of the highlights of what’s new… Read more