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Curriculum (all phases)

For information and guidance about the curriculum offer schools are expected to provide, please see the DfE webpages here. They include information about the ‘national curriculum’ for England to be taught in all local-authority-maintained schools. Requirements to teach religious education (RE) and sex and relationship education (SRE) are also explained.

Ofsted schools research: Ofsted carries out research alongside its main inspection programme to look at specific issues, subjects or policies in more detail. Curriculum intent, implementation and impact have been a key focus over the past few years. The new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) has been informed by this work.

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In last week’s Head Lines we shared details with you of events to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. We are now able to provide further details regarding an invitation from Solihull School and Remembering Srebrenica to all schools with secondary age children within the borough to attend a very special event. On the 26th January they will be hosting the British premiere of the highly acclaimed documentary Condemned to Remember. For details of how to book on this event, please see letter below.

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For head teachers and administrators in Primary, Junior and Infant schools. The 2017-18 End of Key Stage and Phonics statutory submission arrangements are now available.  See the link below to be taken the Education IMS Extranet page for submission dates and other relevant information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to log a call with the Service Desk on 0121 704 6246.

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Enthuse partnerships works with groups of 4-8 schools and colleges to develop a bespoke 2-year action plan which includes teacher CPD and free resources. Each partnership receives £10,000 per year over 2 years (£20,000 total).

The focus of the project should be STEM related and each partnership will be supported by a STEM coach.

This is a great opportunty for Solihull schools to work together to develop areas of maths, science, computing and engineering. Enthuse partnerships have worked  with groups of schools focusing on, for example, improving engagement in mathematics for passive girls and are currently keen to work with groups of schools wishing to develop an interleaving, connected curriulum.

For further information contact SEIS senior education improvement adviser, Donna Wright (

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