New date: 15th January 2021, The Gallery, NEC, Birmingham

The Curriculum Design and Delivery conference which had been due to take place on 3rd July 2020 was postponed to 25th September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the health and wellbeing of all our participants, we have now made the decision to further postpone the event to 15th January 2021. Click here to read our updated Coronavirus Statement.

Schools across the country are redesigning their curriculum offer in light of significant changes to the Ofsted inspection framework, and a national rejection of narrow curricula and teaching to the test.
This one-day conference, hosted by SecEd and Headteacher Update, takes place in Birmingham on 15th January 2021. It will bring together the latest research evidence, best practice and case studies of curriculum design, implementation and evaluation – from an Ofsted viewpoint, but more importantly with the aim of helping schools to develop and deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that helps every student to achieve and find their place in the world.
The event will feature two keynotes focused on whole-school and subject-specific curriculum design. We will bust the myths of curriculum planning and intent and we will draw upon the best research evidence to help delegates evaluate their own school’s work.
There will be 11 school-led workshops showcasing the work of primary, all-through and secondary schools and MATs. Workshop topics will include:

  • research-based curriculum design
  • empowered teachers and subject leadership
  • CPD as part of curriculum design and delivery
  • building a curriculum centred in your school community
  • what we mean by creative curriculum
  • curriculum and transition points (Reception to GCSE)
  • catering for vulnerable learners
  • the pastoral curriculum 


This event is designed for those working within the primary or secondary education sectors and is relevant to:

  • Headteachers
  • Deputy headteachers
  • Pupil Premium coordinators
  • Senior leadership team members
  • Heads of year and subject leads
  • SEN and inclusion professionals
  • Pastoral leaders
  • Classroom teachers
  • Education advisors
  • Governors


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Headteacher Update is published once every half-term and is distributed free to every primary headteacher in the UK. Packed with updates on policy and legislation as well as practical, applicable guidance for school management, curriculum change, Ofsted guidance and much more, Headteacher Update is the dependable, professional read for the primary school leader.

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