Since we are moving into a new era of curriculum focus in education, and rightly so, there are a growing number of brilliant blogs, books and articles that anyone seeking to take an informed approach to curriculum should read.A number of people have expressed an interest in a centralised directory of these so this is what this post is for. I’ve included everything I’m aware of – please link in the comments if you know of any I’ve missed!
The UK’s leading voice on curriculum, Christine gets to the heart of what curriculum really means and how it should be led in this wonderfully written series of blogs:
Executive Principal of Advantage Schools and Director of Northampton Primary Trust Stuart Lock gives a paradigm-changing argument in Pedagogy is overrated
Michael has a whole section on Knowledge and Curriculum on his blog. Michael is a brilliant thinker and has influenced me a great deal – he is a history specialist but these blogs are a must-read for all subjects as well as leadership.
Martin’s whole blog is a treasure trove of sophisticated and thought-provoking writing about curriculum: Trivium21C
Reach Academy Feltham is one of the most exciting schools in the UK and as a teacher there and leader of a knowledge-based curriculum project Jon brings some fascinating insights to his blogs. My two favourites are
One of the masterminds behind #CurriculumEd2019, Steve’s blog on entitlement is compelling:
Joe’s blog on the whole-school approach to coherent, ambitious and memorable curriculum design is inspirational:
Ruth Walker (me) again
I’ve written a couple of blogs exploring my thinking about whole-school curriculum and leadership:
Endlessly insightful, Mary Myatt’s book Curriculum: Gallimaufry to Coherence is a delight to read.
Ofsted have recognised the need for curriculum to take centre stage, and curriculum will now be part of the inspection framework starting from this year. Here are two articles worth reading:
#Cogscisci trailblazer Adam Boxer began his #CurriculuminScience symposium with this stellar post:
and was followed by outstanding contributions from
Ruth Walker (me!)
I will update these lists as I come across more material – thank you so much to all the writers on this list – you are an inspiration!