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@StanwellSchool - 19:59 PM - 26 Sep 2022

Thanks to our Stanwell teachers for speaking a language of their choice today with their classes to help the MFL department celebrate European Day of Languages. We were particularly impressed by the efforts of the Science department... https://t.co/m0RdZIJkYW

@StanwellSchool - 18:59 PM - 26 Sep 2022

@StanwellSchool - 18:58 PM - 26 Sep 2022

Advanced notice for Year 12 students: Individual school photos will be taken on Friday 30th September https://t.co/H7KdAztL7v

@StanwellSchool - 18:57 PM - 26 Sep 2022

We are looking for new players to join our younger Mariners! All abilities welcome. We currently have U12/U14 age groups we would love to grow! We train every Thursday 6.30-7.30pm . Please come along or get in touch! 😁🎉 https://t.co/igNHwtVZgL

@StanwellSchool - 13:04 PM - 26 Sep 2022

Careers fair information THURSDAY 6th OCTOBER 330-530pm https://t.co/IJvdWqDFa2
Another Friday, another podcast release! Today we hear from teacher-educator, Lauren Rees. Lauren discusses how research & enquiry influence the development of new teachers & the school as a whole. Enjoy! https://t.co/ZZfvn27VHv

@StanwellSchool - 20:37 PM - 23 Sep 2022

@StanwellSchool - 20:36 PM - 23 Sep 2022

Year 13 pupil demonstrating how to make bias binding to her peers today. Excellent job, Kelis - well done 👏🏻 https://t.co/GEG04sXzXi
The building will house our current wellbeing team https://t.co/ssYW4rHttK

@StanwellSchool - 20:33 PM - 23 Sep 2022

@StanwellSchool - 16:46 PM - 23 Sep 2022

Stanwell’s new wellbeing/student services building is under construction and starting to look impressive https://t.co/IqPyx6VDaP

@StanwellSchool - 20:11 PM - 22 Sep 2022

Stanwell open day: Tuesday 11th October. All prospective, present and past parents/carers welcome. https://t.co/lVe69duVZw https://t.co/DbCDJb8vLi
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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 began teaching our new curriculum to Year 7 in September 2022.