Three words: Intent, Implementation and Impact have become the cornerstone of Ofsted’s judgement on the quality of education provided by schools. But what does Ofsted mean when it talks about Intent, Implementation and Impact? In this blog, we will be looking at what curriculum intent really is and how our Good2Learn lessons meet the curriculum intent standard.
The Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, describes curriculum intent as ‘what children should know by certain points in their life.’ While schools do have some flexibility in creating the curriculum content, the requirements for what students should know at certain points in their education are set out in the National Curriculum and embodied in the various statutory tests which typically come at the end of each key stage.
However, curriculum intent also encompasses the need for there to be a clear and coherent pathway between one piece of learning and the next, both within a year group and across year groups. In other words, students should be able to identify how one piece of learning builds on a prior piece of learning, and have regular opportunities to revisit prior learning in order to engage fully with new learning.
And here’s the good news, all Good2Learn lessons are firmly built on the requirements of the National Curriculum for Maths and English and have a clear and coherent pathway from one lesson to the next within each learning module, but with the flexibility for every student to jump in at their own unique starting point.
So go ahead and jump in, knowing that our lessons are driven by the National Curriculum and planned with the express intention of providing students with learning opportunities that build on prior knowledge to enable them to reach their potential.