Posts Categorised: Curriculum

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...

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...

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...

NAHT general election campaign 2017– valuing a broad range of subjects in the school day.

The NAHT has laid out five key priorities for the main political parties to include in their General Election manifestos. Russell Hobby, NAHT general secretary said ‘Our five priorities reflect the real challenges affecting schools and young people right now. Parties hoping for the support of parents, teachers and school leaders need to have...

New Reception ILPs available June 2017

Our new and updated Reception ILPs bring our EYFS curriculum bang up to date and include many new features linked to feedback from schools (requests for the ELG to be identified) and responses to national initiatives (the identification of SMSC and FBV in children’s learning.) These changes and the additional new features listed below,...

Ysgol Y Bynea – An excellent school

A modern and creative curriculum In 2014 the staff and Headteacher at Ysgol Y Bynea were looking to modernise and add more creativity to their curriculum. After hearing colleagues at other schools talk about the Cornerstones Curriculum, they approached us to find out more. They adopted the Cornerstones Curriculum Wales in April 2015 and in...