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The Wyche School
sentence of the National Curriculum (2000) draws a distinction between
what it terms the School Curriculum and the National Curriculum.
school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences
that each school plans for its pupils. The National Curriculum is an
important element of the school curriculum
(National Curriculum p10)
A statement reiterated in the new National Curriculum 2014
curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences
that each school plans for its pupils. The national curriculum forms
one part of the school curriculum.
(National Curriculum 2.2)
The Wyche Curriculum seeks to articulate all that we would wish to see
throughout the school. It is founded on aims and values drawn from various
stakeholder groups and seeks to articulate the major learning goals that
children should strive to achieve in their time here.
A summary document
providing an overview of the Wyche Curriculum
Download a summary copy of the School Curriculum
The following documents can be read either as separate articles
but also form a cohesive document if read consecutively
A curriculum for the 21st Century
Developing The Wyche Curriculum
What makes a good vehicle?
What does planning look like?
Does the Creative Curriculum Raise Standards?
Assessing the Social Curriculum - The Journey so far
Managing the Process of Change
complete set of documents
Click here to download a PDF of all the articles
Click on the book cover below to
open an e-book demonstrating
some of the projects undertaken through the Wyche Curriculum
project was undertaken by Year 6 and has been captured on film
by the Bloodhound Team who are seeking to break the land speed record
Throughout the project the children worked alongside their engineers,
ably supported by Mr Tillett who acted as their local ambassador .
This film is a summary of the term's work and was shown in the House of
as an example of excellent practice in primary schools
Click on the links to download the following Powerpoints
University of Worcester: P GCE Curriculum Conference 2019
NaPTEC Conference: The Curriculum 57 Varieties
Westminster Insight: New Ofsted Inspection Framework Conference
Barton Bradley, Newton Abbot:
The Case for a School Curriculum
Barton Bradley, Newton Abbot: The Wyche Curriculum:
Barton Bradley, Newton Abbot: Curriculum Congruity
Barton Bradley, Newton Abbot: C urriculum
and Authentic Contexts
University of Worcester: Maths Conference 2019
Schools Direct Keynote 2018: What is Teaching All About?
University of Worcester: Teaching for Today
Winchester University Mastery Conference: Mastery of What?
Reading University Graduation Keynote 2017: What is Teaching All About?
All Souls School, Westminster, London: The Future and the Curriculum
All Souls School, Westminster, London: Assessing a Social Curriculum
All Souls School, Westminster, London: What is Education For?
Reading University Graduation Keynote 2016: Teaching and Values
Westminster Headteacher's Conference: Leadership and Well Being
University of Worcester: Maths Conference
Distinctively Christian Education
Graduation Ceremony 2015, Reading University: What is Teaching Really all
Bedfordshire Head's Conference: Innovative Curriculum
Global Learning National Conference: Links with an African School
University of Worcester: The Creative Curriculum
What on earth is Spirituality?
Hanover, Germany: School Leadership across the EU
Graduation Ceremony 2014, Reading University: 21st Century Curriculum
Values Conference: Values, Spirituality and the Curriculum
Reading University: The Future and the School Curriculum
University of Worcester: Global Learning in Primary Schools (Education
University of Worcester: Maths - Assessment and Differentiation (Module
Southampton University :
The Wyche Curriculum
University of Worcester: Creativity and the School Curriculum
Diocesan Leadership Conference:
Leadership of a Church School
NCSL Leadership Conference: School Leadership
Beacons Conference (University of Worcester): Equality for All
Maths Association: Maths in a holistic curriculum
University of Worcester: OFSTED and Educational Values
Gloucestershire Headteachers: The School Curriculum
Environment and Classroom Culture
Wyche School: Brain Compatible Learning
Wyche School: Teaching, Learning and the Future
Wyche School: Mathematical Calculation at The Wyche
Wyche School: Self Esteem-A New Framework
University of Worcester: Lecture to PGCE Students by Red Class
Wyche Curriculum -
View the film of the School Curriculum on the QCA website
Wyche School - Articles on Pedagogy
The following links are to articles written by the Headteacher
which all relate to the Educational Pedagogy of the school
ARTICLES ON TEACHING AND LEARNING
Master and Miss - Will Mastery lead to Missery?
Self Esteem - What is it really?
Assessment without levels
The Lion the Wyche and the Learning
(The principle of "Situational Learning")
Implementing the new National Curriculum 2014
Implementing the new National Curriculum 2014
What on earth (or heaven) is Spirituality?
The Beguiling Myth of Child Initiated Learning
Are Walt and Wilf really Wes ?
(A critical look at the role of Learning Objectives)
What's wrong with Pencils on the floor?
(Classroom environment and its impact on learning)
Lesson Observations: How can we have got it so wrong?
Why did I have to be born in August?
(Answers to the "Summer Born" Debate)
Would it be kinder to have SEAL put down?
(A critical analysis of Social and Emotional Learning)
Effective Practice Case Study 1
the LA Curriculum Innovation Website)
Effective Practice Case Study 2
(Produced for the LA Curriculum Innovation Website)
My Favourite Geography Lesson
(Article from Primary Geographer)
Maths. What is it?
The problem with Problems
The Partitioning Predicament
The shallow Strategy of Counting On
Worksheets: Chief suspect in murder of Creativity
use of Workbooks in the Shanghai Maths Curriculum)
Confusing Children Enhances Learning - Discuss
The Teaching of Mathematical Calculation (KS2)
Transition to Formal Written Methods
The Teaching of Mathematical Understanding (KS1)
INTERACTIVE WYCHE CALCULATION RESOURCE
for Teachers, Parents and Children
Click here to access the Interactive Wyche Calculation Tool
Is Guided Reading a figment of the literary imagination?
Front and End Loading in Writing
The Teaching of Spelling and the use of Phonics
Phonics - Theory into Practice
Teaching of Writing - A Pedagogy
Teaching of Writing - A Planning Framework
What is Community Cohesion?
Rationale for Developing a Global Link
STUDY VISIT TO KOKKOLA, FINLAND
Autonomy and Trust in the Finnish School System
STUDY VISIT TO BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Creativity or Accountability - A Philosophical Dilemma
Films about the School
This film was part of a suite of films recorded at The Wyche by the Local
Authority as part of
and Learning" DVD. The full set of films is available from Worcestershire LA
Links to other films
Another Exemplar film from the Worcestershire Teaching and Learning DVD
QCA Moderator Training for the Foundation Stage (Title Sequence)
QCA Moderator Training for the Foundation Stage (Exemplar materials)
Links to Other Schools
Curriculum has been the inspiration behind
curriculum initiatives across the country.
The links below all relate to schools that have graciously acknowledged
the role of The Wyche in developing the curriculum in their own schools,
offer an insight into how the Wyche Curriculum can be interpreted in
The Stoke Minster
CE(A) Primary School Curriculum
Observing Primary Literacy - Margaret Perkins
The Grove Academy,
All the articles and presentations on this website
freely available for anyone to use without charge.
However if you have found any of the material beneficial
could we ask you to consider making a donation to
the school's charity "Wychumvi" which seeks to alleviate
poverty amongst the orphans in our Tanzanian link school.
Watch the short film
below to learn more about the charity