Cornerstones Blog

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a skills and knowledge based curriculum with a creative edge. But what does that mean? Imaginative Learning Projects The Cornerstones curriculum is based around over 80 Imaginative Learning Projects. We call these ILPs. Each ILP has an overarching theme linked to a national curriculum subject. In addition to the main...

Introducing Cornerstones Yoimoji – time to put SMSC and FBV at the heart of your school

We’re delighted to announce our brand new product, Cornerstones Yoimoji. Cornerstones Yoimoji helps you put spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and fundamental British values (FBV) at the heart of your school. And in a way that will truly get your children engaged, enthused and excited. Are you ready to transform your school’s...

New! Cornerstones Maths Plans now available

Lighten the load, save time and get ahead for September Our new Cornerstones Maths Plans, completely mapped to the national curriculum programmes of study, consist of long-term and medium-term planning for Years 1–6. Each year group has access to a long-term plan and three termly medium-term plans.   Teacher workload is at an all-time...

Schools must plan curriculum and be able to show inspectors, says Harford

  Last week Sean Harford, Ofsted’s National Director of Education, spoke about Ofsted’s plans for inspection. He said Ofsted would increasingly look for evidence of ‘strategic decision-making' in a school’s curriculum design, something that was likely to be part of a new inspection framework in September 2019. In his speech, Harford stated that leaders...

New features for Cornerstones Assessment!

Over the last twelve months, we’ve been busy adding lots of new features to our assessment package. We’ve improved its flexibility and usability too. Read on to discover what’s new. Custom reports Custom reports enable you to view attainment, progress, percentages – the information you need as preset reports. To get you started, we’ve...

What is a broad and balanced curriculum?

A broad and balanced curriculum
A broad and balanced curriculum is a curriculum that allows children to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in all areas of the curriculum to prepare them for life in the 21st century. That’s my definition anyway, and I think it pretty much hits the spot. There’s always been an understanding by primary teachers...