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Taking Forward the Primary Curriculum: Preparing for the 2014 National Curriculum
Roy Blatchford
Taking Forward the Primary Curriculum: Preparing for the 2014 National Curriculum
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This book has a simple intent. In September 2014, primary schools in England will be expected to adopt a new national curriculum. There is good time to prepare. At this point of curriculum change and development in England's schools, the contributors offer their considered reflections on how primary schools across the country might take forward and shape their own curriculum framework for pupils. The spirit of the book is, based on considerable leadership experience in schools, letting-a-thousand-flowers-bloom rather than recommending a one-size-fits-all approach. This book does not set out to analyse the content of the 2014 Primary Curriculum, nor to present ways in which individual schools should plan their schemes of work and weekly or monthly planning. That is rightly the province of each school, learning from and sharing best practice with others. Rather, the contributors to this book present underpinning values, ideas and approaches to successful curriculum planning, rooted in many years of leading and working in schools. Their reflections come from varying perspectives: teachers, headteachers, directors of foundations and leading thinkers on education, each of whom is involved in the work of the National Education Trust (www.nationaleducationtrust.net), an independent charitable foundation which champions best practice.

About the contributors
Part A: National and international perspectives
Chapter 1: Who owns the school curriculum now?
Chapter 2: International perspectives on the primary curriculum
Chapter 3: Schools are not islands
Chapter 4: The values-led curriculum
Chapter 5: Computers in learning: challenging a few orthodoxies
Chapter 6: The advent of a boutique curriculum
Chapter 7: Shaping an inspiring curriculum – home and abroad
Chapter 8: Golden keys for curriculum leadership
Chapter 9: Which routes for your school?
Part B: Implementing the new curriculum
Chapter 10: A 4-18 curriculum imperative
Chapter 11: Aspiring to a child-centred curriculum
Chapter 12: Developing independent learners
Chapter 13: For the love of learning
Chapter 14: A tapestry curriculum
Chapter 15: Creating independent learners: an art or a science?
Chapter 16: Why reading and writing are fundamental
Chapter 17: Mathematics, security and simplicity
Chapter 18: A culture of mathematical thinking
Chapter 19: Is there ever really a new curriculum?
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