Blog and Podcast

Fallen Fields - WW1 project and resources

Using Fallen Fields in the classroom

November 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. 100 years on from the loss of 20 million lives and the suffering of many more, our fully-resourced, cross-curricular UKS2 project, Fallen Fields, helps to mark this important anniversary in the classroom. Teacher and Curriculum Lead, Adam Newman, offers his simple tips… Read more

Episode 24: How to set up continuous and enhanced provision in the Early Years

 Summary This podcast features Emma Reynolds, an Assistant Headteacher and EYFS leader across three schools with over 20 years experience. Emma talks to host Caroline Pudner about the importance of good quality continuous and enhanced provision in Early Years settings, and what to consider when planning, resourcing and managing them. Links The Cornerstones Curriculum… Read more

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

If you’ve been wondering ‘What exactly is the Cornerstones Curriculum?’ then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we look at the principles behind it, what’s included, and how it can make an impact in your school. Book a demo What is the Cornerstones Curriculum? The Cornerstones Curriculum is a coherent, skills and… Read more

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

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

What’s new – July 2018

We’re almost at the final hurdle. The holidays are now firmly on the horizon and what a year! It’s been a busy year at Cornerstones with more and more schools joining us on their curriculum journey. A warm welcome to all our new schools and a massive thank you to all of those staff who… Read more

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