We know that the real school curriculum isn’t created from government policy – it is the lived daily experience of children and young people.
As a result, it is shaped by the expertise of school leaders and teachers on a daily basis. The recent education reforms have provided an invaluable and exciting opportunity for schools to create their own informed curriculum models. BEP’s wider curriculum support opportunities are designed to help you do just this – to move beyond mere interpretation of government policy.
We have a highly experienced team of consultants, offering tailored, one-to-one support to schools across the city. Whether you require leadership coaching or help to improve attainment in a particular curriculum area or phase, we will find the right person to support you, either in school or remotely. Whatever changes you would like to bring in to improve your school, we will quickly and carefully help you implement them. Our consultancy curriculum support provides support and guidance for leaders and teachers of the Arts, Sports, Science and Humanities and Early Years. We also support groups and clusters of schools in working together to monitor and evaluate standards across the whole school.
Our support packages:
- The Arts collaborative: focussed support looking at planning, preparation and delivery and measuring impact.
- Sports collaborative: focussed support looking at planning, preparation and delivery and measuring impact.
- Science and Humanities: collaborative focussed support looking at planning, preparation and delivery and measuring impact.
- Annual Peer review
- Effective early Years Development. We offer a whole range of half day and twilight developmental sessions from establishing a shared understanding of the importance of positive attendance to bringing the curriculum outside.
- Our secondary Mental Health and Wellbeing programme is called ‘NewStart’ and is led by Anna Robinson. We are working with Forward Thinking Birmingham, the NHS, West Midlands Police and voluntary sector groups. New Start is about to engage its second intake, working now with half of all Birmingham’s secondary schools. The strategic group that Tim Boyes chairs reports into the NHS and the BEP Board. This group is developing the model for BEP’s primary orientated programme.
- We have recently begun a Careers and Enterprise entitlement giving each Secondary School in the city access to an advisor to support this work. The team of advisors recruited represent specific sectors that include the financial services and the built environment.
- We also support schools’ work by making safeguarding resources available in support of the ‘Prevent’ agenda.
- Teachers in Development Education (Tide~) is a long standing group that has much in common with BEP. Together we seek to connect all those who want to ensure that we can equip learners with critical thinking skills and a disposition that will engage intelligently with difficult global issues. Get your copy of “80-20 Development in an Unequal World” via the BEP office.