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Leading Curriculum in a Small Primary School

This programme is designed to support small schools to sustain their development of a good-quality curriculum. It is being delivered in partnership with Red Kite Education to assist small schools in North Yorkshire and beyond, and is open to all schools (not just HART Alliance members).

In its inspection process, OFSTED acknowledges the importance of small schools’ unique contexts and the need for flexibility when evaluating their curriculum design. This CPD programme supports small school leaders to ensure the adjustments made to their curriculum still meet the essential principles for a strong and effective school curriculum.

Audience: Headteachers, leaders and teachers of small schools and those with mixed-aged classes.

The DFE/OFSTED definition of small schools is a school with 150 pupils or fewer and our programme will focus on a range of school sizes, all fewer than 150 pupils.

The programme will consist of four one-hour sessions, delivered online starting at 3.45pm.


Wednesday 20 March

Monday 22 April

Tuesday 21 May

Thursday 20 June

 The total cost for all four sessions is just £60 per participant. This price reflects our commitment to supporting small schools and understanding of the challenging financial context you are working within.  

This CPD will be delivered by Jo Robinson, Elaine Nayler and Don Parker (Curriculum and School Improvement Leaders of the HART Alliance) and include inputs and resources from small-school colleagues.

 The programme will provide all participants with a notebook including all course content and resources that can easily be adapted for use in participants’ schools.

 To book places on this programme, please complete this form.