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Curriculum Maestro Lite

Enjoy the time saving functionality of Curriculum Maestro but with your own projects. Upload content, ensure full coverage and much more.

  • Easy set up
  • Ongoing support
  • Annual licence
Maestro Lite

MASTER YOUR PRIMARY CURRICULUM

What's included in Curriculum Maestro Lite?

Design, deliver and manage your own curriculum. Create projects and connect your curriculum, teaching and assessment all in one place.

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  • Easy set up
  • Ongoing support
  • Annual licence

Curriculum and subject leadership tools

Easy to use online tools make light work of curriculum design and subject leadership in your school.

Full curriculum framework

Build a coherent curriculum easily, using our skills and knowledge framework to design your projects. Tools to check for gaps help you monitor intended and actual coverage.

Real time assessment

Live timetable and assessment tools support accurate judgements of what is actually being taught and learnt in your curriculum.

Dedicated support

Help, guidance and ongoing support from our team of curriculum and subject experts. Online video tutorials help you to get the best out of Curriculum Maestro.

Dedicated support

Help, guidance and support from our dedicated team of primary experts.

Our mission is to help you deliver the best possible curriculum for your children.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your school is unique. Please give us a call on 03333 20 8000 or email support@cornerstoneseducation.co.uk and we'll answer any questions you may have.

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How can Maestro Lite help with assessment?

Maestro Lite 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, such as live recording of what has been taught and learnt, Maths, Reading and SPaG tests and the ability to run the reports you need.

What’s the difference between Maestro and Maestro Lite?

Both platforms help you to design, deliver and manage your curriculum, but Maestro Lite does not include the Cornerstones Curriculum. For a full run down of the features and how they compare, see the curriculum page.

How much does Maestro Lite cost?

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 £750 to £1,500 per year. Just give us a call or email us to get a quote for your school.

If you are already using Cornerstones Curriculum materials, please get in touch for your loyalty pricing details.

How can Maestro help with assessment?

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.

What do I get when I subscribe to Maestro?

Your school will have access to an all in one platform where you can design, deliver and manage your primary curriculum. Here you can choose from over 100 engaging Cornerstones Curriculum projects. You can edit and adapt these projects or add your own projects to the platform. To save teachers time, Maestro also includes thousands of supporting lesson plans and resources.

All content is automatically linked to a built in skills and knowledge framework, to ensure clear progression and coverage across the school and between all year groups. Maestro also has a complete assessment for learning package and leadership tools for monitoring the impact of your curriculum. Our experienced curriculum advisers will provide you with ongoing curriculum support as and when you need it.

How much does an annual Maestro licence cost?

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 all curriculum materials, assessment 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.

We currently have an active Cornerstones Curriculum licence. Is there an additional cost to switch from The Hub to Curriculum Maestro?

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.

We used to have a Cornerstones Curriculum licence. Can we rejoin on Maestro?

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.

Can I buy Curriculum Maestro as an individual?

No. Maestro is most effective as a whole school curriculum design and management tool, which enables complete coherence across school, a key priority for schools, especially under the new inspection framework. Individual teachers have their own login and dashboard, so that lesson plans and curriculum models can be personalised.

Do you offer a free trial?

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.

What will a demo show me?

A demo is the perfect opportunity to see how Maestro works. One of our curriculum advisers 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 offers and how it can save you time. The next step is to book a more focused session where we can take you through the simple curriculum design process step by step.

Can someone come into my school to demonstrate Maestro?

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.

What support is available?

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.

How does Curriculum Maestro fit with the new Ofsted framework?

It fits perfectly. Our curriculum experts began developing Maestro even before the new Ofsted framework was published. From our research, leaders told us that they needed a one platform solution to help them to design, connect and sequence their curricula clearly. The new inspection framework identifies three stages of curriculum excellence: intent, implementation and impact. You can plan, deliver and manage all three on Maestro, at the click of a few buttons.

How does Curriculum Maestro support schools with Ofsted’s deep dives?

Schools tell us that Maestro has supported them extremely well during the subject deep dives. The online tools and resources enable leaders to keep a close eye on actual, not just intended, subject coverage and progression. Maestro makes it easy to articulate where and how subject aspects are taught, where there are gaps and how to address them. Book a demo and we can show you how Maestro supports you with the inspection process and deep dives.

Will Curriculum Maestro show me subject coverage, progression and sequencing?

Curriculum Maestro can show your:


  1. Intended coverage of the national curriculum programmes of study by subject

  2. Progression of the skills and knowledge framework by subject

  3. Lesson sequence by subject

How does Curriculum Maestro support mixed age planning?

Maestro makes the tricky task of mixed aged coverage achievable. It provides you with a choice of mixed aged curriculum models that you can adapt however you wish. Maestro’s built in skills and knowledge framework helps you to tailor your projects and lessons to different groups and children on your plans. Finally, the projects themselves are perfect for mixed aged planning, as they are broad, balanced and engaging. Listen to our podcast on mixed aged planning for more information and tips.

Can Curriculum Maestro be used for a mixed Reception/Year 1 class?

Yes, you can use Curriculum Maestro to easily plan, teach and assess mixed Reception/Year 1 provision. Our curriculum advisers can help you to create optimum curriculum cycles that offer you the best coverage. Book a demo to find out more about our Early Years and Year 1 provision.

Will Maestro save teachers time?

Yes. 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 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.

Will Curriculum Maestro allow middle and senior leaders to track the curriculum through school?

Yes. Curriculum Maestro allows middle and senior leaders to track the intended and actual coverage and progression throughout school. Please book a demo and we can show you how this is done.

Can Curriculum Maestro help with subject leadership?

Absolutely. Maestro shows you how each subject is covered across your curriculum and where subject aspects, key concepts and objectives are taught and learned. Subject leaders can easily plan coverage, run reports to monitor what is really happening in their subject across school, and support other teachers. Some schools don’t have subject leaders, because they use Maestro for shared subject leadership. Book a demo to find out more.

How is the curriculum connected?

On Maestro, your curriculum is fully connected, with authentic links made between subjects. Read more about connecting your curriculum in this blog or book a demo and we can quickly show you how it’s done.

Can I sync Maestro with my school’s Management Information System (MIS)?

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.

How is Curriculum Maestro different to The Hub?

They are very different. The Hub acted as a library of projects and resources, but Maestro goes beyond this. It is a live, connected online platform developed to meet the needs of schools. It helps you to seamlessly plan, teach and assess, and takes away unnecessary workload. The key difference is that Maestro can show you what has been taught and learned in your curriculum, not just what is planned. This aligns with the new expectations from Ofsted.

Can I buy the Cornerstones Curriculum without Curriculum/Cwricwlwm 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.

How many projects are there in the Cornerstones Curriculum?

There are over 100 engaging projects in the Cornerstones Curriculum, from Nursery to Year 6, available on Curriculum Maestro. These include Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs), such as Towers, Tunnels and Turrets and Mighty Metals, and Knowledge-rich projects (KRPs), such as Emperors and Empires and Magnificent Monarchs. All content is adaptable and editable to suit your children and includes a wide array of high-quality resources. Maestro also provides you with science investigations, RE projects and SMSC/FBV lessons. Explore the projects here or book a demo to find out more.

Are there any Knowledge-rich projects?

We currently provide over 20 popular Knowledge-rich projects (KRPs) and companion projects in our curriculum. These are available on Maestro for Years 1 to 6. The KRPs 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’re developing further KRPs to be released on Maestro over the coming months. We can show you around the projects when you book a demo. Or, read our blog about knowledge-rich projects for more information.

What subjects are covered by the projects?

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. Cross-curricular maths lessons are included in some of our projects. For full coverage, you can add maths projects and lessons to Maestro and track progression.

Are the projects cross curricular?

We believe that an outstanding primary curriculum is one that includes authentic, meaningful links between subjects. Our Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) include plenty of opportunities for cross curricular learning. Our new Knowledge-rich projects (KRPs) are more subject driven, but still make meaningful links to other subjects where this enhances children's learning. A balanced, connected approach helps children to broaden their skills, knowledge and understanding of subject concepts over time.

Do you have free sample materials?

The best way to explore what Curriculum Maestro has to offer and to get a feel for the 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.

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