No 7. Create a Curriculum Wheel


Curriculum Wheels

I had noticed these being used by other schools and decided to create my own for the Humanities Faculty at my school. They are a great way to visually and quickly see what topics are being taught and when by different subjects and departments. They are a useful way to show long term planning, and this is particularly useful as this is required for ISI inspections! They can be used within a department to compare the topics taught at Key Stage 3 from Year 7 to 9 for example, as well as across departments and different key stages. They could be displayed on your school’s website for parents and pupils to see what their programme of study will be for each academic year. The beauty is in their simplicity.

Incredible!

4 thoughts on “No 7. Create a Curriculum Wheel

  1. Anna Drake-Ayala

    This is a great idea! Right now our curriculum is so focused on top-down alignment that horizontal alignment has been thrown out of the window for many. I’m happy, though, that my literature courses are pretty much in line with history, which is the result of quite a great deal of communication.

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  2. theresamarriott

    Reblogged this on Inspiring Teaching Now and commented:
    A good idea to ensure that students have a visual representation of what they will be doing during the year and when. I usually provide the students with a list of everything being covered but I can see that this is a much better idea and is visually appealing.

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