Implementing an integrated curriculum

Background: The purpose of the study was to improve pupil learning and enjoyment of the curriculum by implementing an integrated curriculum model that allows for more creative teaching and learning.

Aims: The main aim of this development work was to improve pupil learning by allowing them to pursue areas of interest within the curriculum framework, and to enhance opportunities for personalised learning.

Methods: The participants in this development work were the headteacher, middle leader, subject leader, teachers, and pupils. They worked together to create an integrated curriculum model to improve pupil learning and enjoyment. Methods used included a working party to explore integrated curriculum models, a broad framework of skills incorporating all foundation subjects, periodic teacher assessment, observation outcomes, pupil consultation data, and year group planning meetings.

Findings: The main findings are that the integrated curriculum has been adopted by all teachers, resulting in increased job satisfaction, improved collaboration, and increased enthusiasm and learning in all curriculum areas.

Implications: The findings suggest that an integrated curriculum can lead to increased enjoyment and understanding of the curriculum, improved collaboration between teachers, increased job satisfaction, and improved assessment for learning.
Keywords (free text)
Junior education, Creativity
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