MASTER THE ASSESSMENT OF YOUR CURRICULUM
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No. All schools using Curriculum Maestro have all the functionality of Assessment Maestro included as part of their ongoing licence at no extra cost. Take a look in the Assess and review section of the Help centre on Curriculum Maestro to see how all this new functionality can help support teaching and learning.
Those schools not using Curriculum Maestro can sign up to access Assessment Maestro for free from 4th April 2022 until 27th March 2023. They will then be able to renew their annual Assessment Maestro licence at £3 per pupil capped at £1,500 (+VAT).
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a broad and balanced, knowledge-rich primary curriculum. Its content is delivered through a range of subject-specific projects, which last either a full or half term.
Subject-specific projects cover art and design, design and technology, geography, history and, from spring
2022, science. Maths is delivered through projects from the White Rose Maths scheme, and English is supported by a range of English packs. Currently, we advise schools to use specialist schemes for computing, PE, PHSE, music and RE, but you can still track these subjects on Maestro.
No. Your curriculum on Maestro works as a living, breathing, connected programme of learning. Maestro’s tools enable you to edit and adapt projects and design your own curriculum. It helps you to see how subjects and concepts are connected and sequenced over time. Also, teachers can access resources within lesson plans and assess children's progress in real time. Unlike the original Cornerstones project booklets, we can update curriculum content on the platform, so that it is always current and relevant for you.
Yes! The fully sequenced Curriculum 22 includes over 100 knowledge-rich main and mini projects with more coming soon. These are available on Maestro for Years 1 to 6. The projects are subject driven and include carefully sequenced activities and low stakes quizzing to help teachers to focus on children’s knowledge acquisition and application in engaging ways. We can show you around the projects when you book a demo. Or, read our blog about knowledge-rich projects for more information.
The projects cover history, geography, science, design and technology and art and design, with English writing opportunities provided. Reading is supported in each project and lessons are regularly based around linked books and novels. Our resources also enable children to read across the curriculum. The projects include opportunities to teach PE, PSHE, music and computing, but for full coverage of these and Relationships and Health Education (RHE), teachers can use Maestro’s skills and knowledge framework to plan schemes of work. Our Love to Celebrate RE projects can also help teachers to plan and deliver their locally agreed RE syllabus. Maths coverage is provided through White Rose Maths projects and resources available on the Maestro platform, for Year 1 to Year 6.
We believe that an outstanding primary curriculum is one that includes authentic, meaningful links between subjects. Our original projects include plenty of opportunities for cross-curricular learning. Our new curriculum projects are more subject driven, but still make meaningful links to other subjects where this enhances children's learning. We provide you with a curriculum framework that includes the ideal subject projects to be taught alongside each other, each term. A balanced, connected approach helps children to broaden their skills, knowledge and understanding of subjects over time.
The best way to explore what Curriculum Maestro has to offer and to get a feel for the Cornerstones Curriculum projects, pedagogy and resources, is to have a chat with one of our team. We'll listen to your needs and be able to show you the materials and tools that can best support you and your staff. In the meantime, take a look at our FREE project, Fallen Fields, which comes with a set of lesson resources.
Maestro comes with an inbuilt skills and knowledge progression framework, which underpins your curriculum content. This framework gives teachers clear assessment points in every primary subject. Maestro provides teachers with class-based assessment tools to monitor and support learning. Live recording of what has been taught and learnt, alongside quizzes and more formal half termly tests, enables you to make quality assessment for learning and accurate teacher assessments.
Your school will have an online 'home' for everything to do with your curriculum. First, you'll get access to a well-sequenced and ambitious curriculum of over 100 Cornerstones Curriculum projects supported by teaching resources. Staff can then edit content and add lessons and projects to the platform if they wish.
The curriculum is linked to a built-in skills and knowledge framework to ensure progression and connection in children's learning over time. Maestro also includes clever tools to help you to easily articulate how subjects and concepts develop over time through your curriculum. It really has everything you need right now to deliver an ambitious, coherent primary curriculum that children will love (and that saves teachers' time).
Our experienced curriculum advisers will provide you with ongoing curriculum support whenever you need it.
Our pricing is flexible and offers excellent value, making it cost effective for any school. Your annual curriculum licence will give all staff access to Maestro, including a fully sequenced curriculum, White Rose Maths, assessment and inspection tools, resources, new features and ongoing expert support. The price depends on the size of your school, and we offer discounts for multi-school purchases. For schools new to Cornerstones, the licence ranges from £775 to £2,750. Just give us a call or email us and we can give you a quote for your school.
We also offer loyalty discounts for schools already using the Cornerstones Hub or preHub materials. If you are already using Cornerstones materials, please get in touch for your loyalty pricing details.
As a 'loyalty school', it's free to move on to Curriculum Maestro from The Hub. After this, you'll pay an annual renewal fee. The Maestro renewal is higher than the old Hub renewal cost because you get so much more, however, you will receive a substantial discount compared to new schools. Maestro is a comprehensive, live, all in one platform that removes the need to buy additional expensive assessment packages and further curriculum consultancy. Over 1000 schools have already moved to Maestro, as The Hub will be closing in August 2021. We would be happy to arrange this for you.
Yes, you can absolutely rejoin us on Maestro. We just need a few details from you to set up your annual licence and get you up and running in no time.
The best way to trial Maestro is to book a one to one or group demo with one of our advisers. They will listen to your needs and show you the features that will help you most. You are then very welcome to book further demos and ask us any questions before deciding upon purchasing your licence. Once your licence starts, you’ll get ongoing curriculum support to help you to get the most out of Maestro.
A demo is a perfect opportunity to see what Maestro offers you. A curriculum adviser from your region will ask you what you need and will show you how to use Maestro in the best way to support your school. The demo is a great way to get a feel for what Maestro includes and how it can save you time. After that, you can easily book a more focused session with members of your team.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and government guidelines, much of our support is offered through online demonstrations. If you need us to visit in person, we can do this so long as government guidelines are followed.
Our team includes experienced primary leaders, advisers and teachers who are here to help you at every step of your curriculum journey. We can help you to work on your curriculum intent, help you to implement it, and how to monitor and maintain its impact on teaching and learning. Visit our 'About’ page to view our team and our ‘Contact’ page to get in touch. You can also ask us questions via Live Chat on our website and on your Maestro homepage.
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Absolutely! Maestro saves teachers hours, if not weeks, of planning time. You have everything that you need to plan, deliver, monitor and assess your curriculum, all in one place. The 100+ projects are sequenced, connected, adaptable and come with high-quality resources, so that you don’t have to trawl the internet looking for resources to use in classes. We also offer ongoing teacher support, to help you to make the most of your curriculum.
We've partnered with Wonde to synchronise Maestro with information in your MIS (such as Capita SIMS, RM Integris, ScholarPack). This means that your classes and pupils will always be up to date with information about attributes, new pupils or pupils that have left the school. Maestro uses this information securely to populate your midterm plans, monitor actual coverage and allow you to assess in real time.
If your school is not yet using the Wonde portal, we will cover the cost of this service for you. This means that you have the option, free of charge, to ensure that Maestro stays in sync with any relevant information that you input or change in your MIS. Please get in touch to find out more.
Cwriciwlwm Maestro is not an off the shelf, readymade offer, but a system to support schools to design, deliver and manage their provision in line with the Curriculum for Wales guidance. You are in control at every stage of curriculum development and have clear ownership of your curriculum. It’s also easy to review and edit your curriculum, as everything is live, saved, and shared online.
A co-constructed and shared curriculum statement is a vital place to start your design process. Talk with your stakeholders about your vision and agree on a statement that embraces your school context and the desired overarching entitlement for the pupils of your school. This vision and pupil entitlement can be easily created and shared with stakeholders on Cwricwlwm Maestro.
The Welsh government advise schools that they don't need to assess directly against the descriptions of learning. However, progression is at the heart of good curriculum design, so Maestro includes a clear, built in skills and knowledge progression framework. This means that you can track children’s progression and their increasingly sophisticated understanding in all areas of learning and experience. Maestro integrates and connects curriculum content and assessment in every subject, supporting leadership at all levels.
Central to the Curriculum for Wales statutory guidance is that schools design a bespoke curriculum with progression at its heart. Maestro helps you to define your curriculum vision, develop sequenced content and make meaningful assessments. The editable projects on Maestro offer you a starting point to deliver an engaging, broad curriculum with the four purposes at its heart. You can also add your own bespoke content. Maestro covers all areas of learning, and experience and is directly linked to the statements of what matters.
We have created Welsh language resources in the 11 Welsh humanities projects for Year 1 to Year 6. To give you choice and make it truly bespoke for your needs, all content on Maestro is editable. This means that teachers can build lessons into projects to incorporate specific content, for example, Welsh local history study, or Welsh literacy and communication.
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