Melanie Moore

Mel is Director and EYFS specialist at Cornerstones. She writes most of our curriculum materials and leads our creative team. She has 20 years teaching experience, including as a deputy head teacher. She has also been a teacher adviser, a local authority strategy advisor and has worked for the QCA on national curriculum schemes of work.

Meaningful assessment: my conversation with Sean Harford, Ofsted’s National Director of Education

If you’ve just received your SATs results, or have gathered end-of-year assessments, you’ll no doubt be pondering – even questioning – the role of testing and assessment over recent times. As a former headteacher and now Managing Director here at Cornerstones, the subject is often in my mind and I am keenly aware of the… Read more

What’s new – June 2018

We’re really excited about our curriculum conversation with Sean Harford, Ofsted’s National Director of Education and our new Democracy Rules projects and resources. With National Democracy Week beginning on 2nd July, these new resources are perfectly timed for you to make the most of real world learning. Democracy Rules Democracy Rules is a set of… Read more

Episode 20: ‘Children only have one childhood and we have a responsibility to get it right’ Melanie Moore explains what’s at the heart of the Cornerstones Curriculum

Summary Host Caroline Pudner talks to Creative Director and author of the Cornerstones Curriculum, Melanie Moore. Mel explains the inspiration behind it, the principles it is built upon and how her passion for helping children enjoy learning through experience has come to fruition, thanks to the incredible work of thousands of senior leaders, teachers and… Read more

My curriculum conversation with Ofsted’s National Director of Education, Sean Harford.

Last week, in Westminster, I met Ofsted’s National Director of Education, Sean Harford, to interview him about Ofsted’s current work on curriculum and assessment. In this blog, I’ll report on some of the key points from our discussion and analyse what Ofsted’s work means for the future of the curriculum in England’s primary schools. You… Read more

Episode 19: An interview with Sean Harford, Ofsted’s National Director of Education

 Summary Episode 19 of The Curriculum features an exclusive interview with Sean Harford, recorded at Westminster in May 2018. We took the opportunity to raise some important questions about Ofsted’s curriculum work and to gain a sense of what might feature in the new inspection framework. Sean Harford’s guidance is straight-to-the-point and offers an… Read more

What makes a coherent curriculum?

In this blog, Melanie Moore, author of the Cornerstones Curriculum, shares her tips and advice on how to achieve a strong and coherent school curriculum. For the past 20 years or so, I’ve been in the privileged position of being able to design curriculums, both for schools I have taught in and now for schools… Read more