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Stretch and Challenge Across the Secondary School: Developing an Ambitious Curriculum

How can we avoid stretch and challenge being ‘bolt-ons’? How can they be integrated into the secondary school’s/college’s curriculum to provide ambitious learning for all students? How are learners being challenged and how have we established the appropriate pace of the lesson? This course will provide plenty of practical ideas that can be adapted for all subjects, and look at how we can create a culture of challenge and an ambitious curriculum for all learners.

  • What does an ambitious curriculum actually mean and look like?
  • Practical ideas for stretch and challenge that can be used in a range of subject areas
  • Develop a sequenced curriculum that ensures learners have the knowledge to move forward
  • Metacognition and resilience as essential elements in stretch and challenge
1 day
£299 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

This course will explore what we actually mean by stretch and challenge in a variety of different contexts, as well as providing you with practical ideas that have been seen to work in schools with a range of different learners. We will also be looking at ways of overcoming reluctance to try new things for fear of getting it wrong, by boosting the confidence of our learners to take risks.

  • Identify what stretch and challenge actually look like
  • Develop an ambitious curriculum
  • Use a range of practical approaches to stretch and challenge across the school
  • Plan lessons and structure medium term plans to stretch and challenge learners
  • Manage workload by building stretch and challenge into existing schemes
  • Evaluate the impact of strategies 
  • Increase resilience and build the confidence to take risks to try something new or challenging

COVID-19 update

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Live stream and recorded courses

Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
28 February 2022
Online, interactive access.
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Courses at venues

07 October 2021
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
16 November 2021
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
02 February 2022
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
08 April 2022
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL