Blog and Podcast

Episode 26: How connected is your curriculum?

In this podcast, Caroline and Mel explore the importance of designing a well-connected and robust curriculum framework. They also highlight the different ways that connections are built into the Cornerstones Curriculum, helping children deepen their knowledge and skills. Links The Cornerstones Curriculum The Curriculum magazine A summary of Amanda Spielman’s (HCMI Ofsted) latest curriculum update… Read more


With new technology comes new challenges in data security, and as we move away from pen and paper and into a new world of Data Protection and GDPR, we wanted to make sure Cornerstones was up to speed, ready for change and promoting best practice. At the end of December 2017, we met with an… 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

A summary of Amanda Spielman’s (HCMI Ofsted) latest curriculum update

As Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, releases a new blog reflecting on their recent countrywide curriculum research, we highlight the next steps for schools and take a look at what inspectors will be looking for in terms of curriculum. You can read Spielman’s full blog here, but here’s my summary of the main points. Ofsted’s… Read more

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