Revitalising Your English Curriculum: Designing a full and rich, fit-for-purpose English Curriculum

Ofsted’s renewed interest in the curriculum has prompted many schools to look again at their curriculum offer. Of particular concern is the quality, breadth and depth of the English Curriculum, since English not only contributes the highest tariff to Progress 8 and Attainment 8, but also is a facilitates success in other subjects. So, what curriculum delivers an enriching and empowering experience for students, but also prepares them appropriately for success in their exams?  

Westminster Briefing and The National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) have devised this intensive, interactive and practical day of training for is for anyone involved in designing the English Curriculum for Key Stages 3 and 4. By the end of the day, delegates will have the knowledge and skills to review their own English curriculums, and the resources to develop what they offer in ways that inspire students, re-energise tutors and help secure the best outcomes. 

Course Leader:

  • Paul Clayton, Director, The National Association for the Teaching of English

Key Topics to be covered:

  • Policy Context: Ofsted and Educational Reform 
  • The National Curriculum for English: recurring themes and challenges
  • Where are we now? A sample of current models
  • Reviewing the National Curriculum for English 
  • Designing the English Curriculum: reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Pedagogy and the curriculum: teaching and learning in your setting


Delegates will be part of a small group and receive collective and individual tuition throughout the day. This is a practical training course that will help revitalise your English Curriculum.


Booking Information:

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Wednesday 27th February 2019

9.45am - 4.15pm (including lunch and refreshments)

Central London - Zone 1 (exact venue TBA)

1 Place: £225 | 2+ Places: £175 each (excl. VAT)

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