BEP provides Core Curriculum through the sharing of local and national best practice.
This is shared in the form of resources, videos, documents, web sites, blogs and tweets. Partnering schools for school to school support, providing CPD and conferences to share latest thinking and best practice.
Working with the Teaching School Alliances to create and promote training sessions for schools based on city wide areas for development and broker Specialist Leaders in Education for individual schools.
The BEP website hosts a resources section for all schools which has an emphasis on the core curriculum.
This is updated at least weekly and combines both local and national resources which are useful to both senior leaders and core curriculum subject leaders. Individual schools can contact BEP to be partnered with a school identified as having strength in a core curriculum area. This is carried out using ‘Family of schools’ data as far as possible to ensure a ‘like’ partnering.
Schools can select to join annual city wide projects which are created to address broader areas for improvement. Within these projects, BEP works with external providers to get reductions to commercial resources for the schools as well as providing free training for schools involved in the project and a monitoring function to check on each school’s progress. Best Practice across the city is identified and shared with all schools through the website and newsletters.
Data is analysed and impact measured. Key specialist leaders are identified to carry out research and innovation of national and international best practice within the core curriculum using and learning from any project is also disseminated to all schools.
Conferences and training are also provided and highlight core curriculum support for schools in these subjects. BEP works closely with the Teaching Schools to ensure a broad range of CPD offers with full coverage of the City to address schools’ needs of the core curriculum. BEP also broker Specialist Leaders in Education to support individual schools. BEP can provide external intensive reviews of core curriculum subjects, including data analysis, teaching and learning focussed reviews on practice and work and provide written reports.