Blog and Podcast

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

Episode 17: Coherent curriculums: how to be part of the curriculum revolution

Episode 17 of The Curriculum explores how a coherent curriculum can help a school make remarkable progress. Host Caroline Pudner talks to Bev Dodd – teacher and Education Consultant at Cornerstones. They discuss Bev’s latest visit to an exemplary primary school in Rochdale, who have used the Cornerstones Curriculum to help them move from Special Measures to Outstanding in a relatively short space of time.

Our GDPR compliance plan

On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, and all schools, businesses and other organisations are busy working to ensure that they are compliant. As an online company, we are both a data controller and a data processor, meaning that we need to get it right first-time and make sure that… Read more