The CBfT education trust is working with ten subject associations to offer subject specific support for the implementation of the new secondary curriculum to all maintained schools in England covering PSHE, citizenship, history, geography, design and technology, languages, art and design, PE, RE and music.
The aim of the support provided by CfBT and the subject associations is to assist secondary school subject leaders and teachers to deliver the new curriculum content in particular subjects in a way that allows them to link across the whole curriculum in imaginative and inspirational ways. This will be achieved through:
The development of on-line support materials which will take the form of an ‘On-line Curriculum Making Guide’ for each subject. These will include video case studies, a toolkit of activities, downloadable subject-specific support resources and links to other key resources; web casts and recorded presentations.
A series of regional subject leader briefing events from January 2008. There will be 90 of these (one for each subject area in each of the nine Government regions). It is anticipated that this will provide a maximum of 9,000 delegate places.
Support will be delivered through a network of National Subject Leads and Regional Subject Advisers. Following the regional training events, the advisers will provide a first point of contact for participants seeking further advice and guidance or wishing to submit exemplars of their own subject curriculum plans and developments.
The subject link for History is working with HA http://www.cfbt.com/...iations/ha.aspx
You should be hearing in schools shortly about the subject conferences in your area.
Schools are also getting one extra CPD day to help us implement these changes, dubbed "Balls Day" in Spring 2008.
Ian Dawson's course on the new changes is very good: http://www.thinkingh...rNewKS3PoS.html