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@StanwellSchool - 09:57 AM - 20 May 2022

My 13th year of giving teacher training & student talks on LGBT+ inclusion. I’ve spoken to many 1000s in UK & overseas sharing my experience gained in school teaching, leadership, improvement, governance, ITT. & advocacy Bookings.com https://t.co/tREPRggKBO

@StanwellSchool - 09:57 AM - 20 May 2022

😅 Feeling a little overwhelmed as we come to the end of the first week of exams? Learn how you can combat stress with guidance from Dr Rachel Dodge: https://t.co/FavHNaYy9G https://t.co/NMpTrFlVnP

@StanwellSchool - 19:22 PM - 19 May 2022

Well done to the U13 Girls Tennis team who played tonight. After 3-3 it went to a shoot out which Howells won. A lovely afternoon of tennis. https://t.co/pOKmZP4ddl

@StanwellSchool - 09:02 AM - 19 May 2022

Well done to Evan Lendrum who represented South Wales U14’s boys and won the National LTA County Cup last weekend. https://t.co/x80LXVG7Ue

@StanwellSchool - 19:36 PM - 18 May 2022

⏰Survey closes tomorrow!⏰ ✔️Are you a learner over the age of 13? ✔️Do you want to have your say on the new GCSEs? Complete our short survey 👇 https://t.co/HAnB5dRdN4 https://t.co/u8wmVlcOJ5
Mae's amser deffro - neges pwysig gan ein partner | Such an important Peace and Goodwill message from the young people of Wales during Urdd Gobaith Cymru's centenary https://t.co/9kmOq1cg5z

@StanwellSchool - 11:35 AM - 18 May 2022

@StanwellSchool - 11:18 AM - 18 May 2022

Taking study breaks and getting a good night’s sleep will help you do your best in your exams and assessments. Find more well-being tips at https://t.co/oS9J4oZC8S https://t.co/lMOF0DwLJR

@StanwellSchool - 21:20 PM - 17 May 2022

Woohoo, Welsh champion! Super proud Daisy Frankling ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/pFCkDaKBcm

@StanwellSchool - 21:20 PM - 17 May 2022

Huge thanks to staff at in Penarth for inviting me to deliver whole school LGBT+ staff training for https://t.co/hRxgEGESZm
Thank you to for the INSET training on celebrating diversity and supporting young people.

@StanwellSchool - 17:34 PM - 17 May 2022

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Curriculum for Wales

Stanwell School Roadmap to 2022

Where did we begin?

High quality professional development focusing upon learning and teaching, curriculum design and the National Mission has been the essential ingredient on our journey towards the Curriculum for Wales. The school's on-going self-evaluation and a series of weekly training sessions, has helped to co-construct a common language of excellence

All staff were trained in the principles of coaching and introduced to professional enquiry as a means of making change, engaging with educational research and evaluating the impact of practice.

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Next, we 'unpicked' what the Four Purposes of the Curriculum for Wales meant for our learners and audited our current schemes of learning. This allowed us to celebrate what we did well and identify what we wanted to improve or change.

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Subject and pastoral leaders created a set of 'non-negotiables' within their departments  and across Areas of Learning which focused upon knowledge, skills and experience. These became the building blocks for our curriculum design. Practitioners were asked to consider what knowledge, skills and experience a 16-year-old pupil should have at the end of year 11 when the curriculum had been designed.

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Subsequently, subject leaders were released, within AOLE teams, to discuss and plan for curriculum design. They were joined by our Curriculum Consultants, a team of pupils with a keen interest in curriculum. These sessions were invaluable in the planning and design process.

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Next, we explored representation, diversity, Welsh, global and authentic contexts in AOLE and departmental teams and staff engaged with the Cross Cutting Themes. 

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When the final curriculum guidance was published, staff were given time to familiarise themselves with the documentation.  Numeracy, Literacy and DCF Coordinators undertook 1:1 coaching sessions with every  subject leader to discuss natural opportunities to teach skills across Areas of Learning. 

INSET was provided on the new skills frameworks and staff were given time to reflect upon best practice in the teaching of skills and how they would be embedded into curriculum design.

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We went onto explore the what, how, why and when of curriculum design. This required staff to engage with the Progression Steps, Statements of What Matters, Skills Frameworks and curriculum guidance to start designing our curriculum.

A whole school map has been created and practitioners are using 2021/2022 to plan their curriculum. Coaching is utilised to support practitioners through this process and enquiry practices are used to test aspects of curriculum design this as we progress.

We will begin teaching our new curriculum to Year 7 in September 2022.