Update: Discover our award-winning On-Demand courses and create your online CPD Library.

Stretch and Challenge Across the Secondary School: Developing an Ambitious Curriculum

How can we avoid stretch and challenge being ‘bolt-ons’? How can they be integrated into the secondary school’s/college’s curriculum to provide ambitious learning for all students? How are learners being challenged and how have we established the appropriate pace of the lesson? This course will provide plenty of practical ideas that can be adapted for all subjects, and look at how we can create a culture of challenge and an ambitious curriculum for all learners.

  • What does an ambitious curriculum actually mean and look like?
  • Practical ideas for stretch and challenge that can be used in a range of subject areas
  • Develop a sequenced curriculum that ensures learners have the knowledge to move forward
  • Metacognition and resilience as essential elements in stretch and challenge
1 day
£299 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
live-stream icon
venue icon

About this course

This course will explore what we actually mean by stretch and challenge in a variety of different contexts, as well as providing you with practical ideas that have been seen to work in schools with a range of different learners. We will also be looking at ways of overcoming reluctance to try new things for fear of getting it wrong, by boosting the confidence of our learners to take risks.

  • Identify what stretch and challenge actually look like
  • Develop an ambitious curriculum
  • Use a range of practical approaches to stretch and challenge across the school
  • Plan lessons and structure medium term plans to stretch and challenge learners
  • Manage workload by building stretch and challenge into existing schemes
  • Evaluate the impact of strategies 
  • Increase resilience and build the confidence to take risks to try something new or challenging

COVID-19 update

As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now live-streaming all of our courses.

For the most up to date information regarding the pandemic, please take a look at our 'COVID-19 Update' page.

Courses at venues

08 July 2021
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
07 October 2021
Whitworth Hall Hotel, Stanner's Lane, Spennymoor, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DL16 7QX
16 November 2021
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT