XLence Curriculum Development Review
XLence Curriculum Development Review uses the evidence gathered and aggregates and analyses it through the curriculum and teacher dashboards, which include both curriculum area and individual teacher strengths and development areas.
The curriculum area analysis will allow anomalies to be identified and retested and the balance of curriculum and teaching strengths to be viewed across the staff team. It builds a bank of evidence for how a curriculum leader can achieve quick wins and where the CPD budget should be focused for long term development. Well used by middle (and senior) leaders, the curriculum area dashboard provides a firm platform for development planning.
The analysis at individual teacher level provides an important piece for teachers planning their CPD and for informing performance review and development. The teacher dashboards provide information across the 34 key focus areas for best practice in a structured and easy to understand way.
Curriculum Area Dashboard
The information collected in a Curriculum Development Review can be analysed on the dashboard for that area, which shows a break down of the activities undertaken and the assessments made (High Impact, Secure Impact and practice that Requires Further Development).
Activities can be broken down to show practice by evaluation area (Curriculum Design – planning, Curriculum Delivery – teaching and assessment, Pupil Outcomes, Behaviour & Attitudes, Personal Development and Leadership & Management) which is a powerful way to see at a glance where the teams strengths and develop areas lie. Staff summaries also provide this detail by teacher so that the subject leader can consider opportunities for cross subject support, paired working or coaching.
The final section of the curriculum area dashboard displays details of specific strengths and development points identified by the activities. Importantly these are grouped first by evaluation area (e.g. Curriculum Delivery) and then by 34 key areas of focus (e.g. Questioning) to help leaders to bring an order to their CPD planning.
All the information relating to an individual teacher is played back in the teacher dashboard. Like with the curriculum area dashboard, activities are analysed across the evaluation areas (e.g. Curriculum Delivery) against the assessment of practice descriptors (High Impact, Secure Impact and Requires Further Development).
The strengths and development points recorded at the end of the dashboard relate solely to the individual teacher and will support discussions the teacher has about their all round practice and where they need to focus their future development and CPD entitlement.
Date filters at the top of the teacher dashboard (also present on the curriculum area dashboard), provide the ability to look at practice over time by including the results of previous review activities. In this way, teachers can consider the impact of their increasing experience as well as CPD on their practice. The strengths and development points remain over time as a record of the progress that has taken place.