Struggling to get results from your current English curriculum? Relax. Get instant access to sample lessons, activities, assessments and CPD from English Mastery Secondary, the evidence-based English programme designed to refresh tired curriculums and get results.
Enjoyable and effective English curriculum that delivers measurable results for your students, and confidence for your teachers.
Imagine all of your students in every classroom accessing and enjoying an ambitious English curriculum. The best evidence-based subject pedagogy visible in all your classrooms. Learning carefully sequenced and chunked, and teaching adapted based on precise data on prior learning. Teachers confident in their subject knowledge and new teachers able to slot in instantly.
Welcome to AC+, subject improvement experts who will partner with you to make this a reality. Part of one of the most established and highest performing MATs, we've been transforming subject teaching for over a decade, with successful evaluations from the EEF, Brilliant Club and FFT. Our subject expert leads are ready to take you along with them on this journey.
"The English Mastery programme has enabled our teachers and leaders to put subject knowledge and passion back at the heart of what they do, allowing them to spend more time on teacher craft, differentiation and how best to deliver content to meet each child’s needs."
The report, written by NatCen, the independent evaluators, has been published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and we are absolutely thrilled with the findings.
Changing your English curriculum can be a daunting prospect, especially if you're not seeing the results you want from your current programme.
At Ark Curriculum Plus, we're here to help you make the transition to English Mastery Secondary with confidence, knowing that you're making the right choice for your students. We offer professional development and training for educators to ensure smooth and successful transitions to English Mastery Secondary, bringing you the results your students and wider school community deserve.
We know that to achieve powerful teaching that changes lives, teachers need to have strong subject knowledge, the best evidence-based subject pedagogies, rigorous assessment and effective planning, all working together.
That’s why we developed the AC+ 5-Step Improvement Process, based on over a decade’s experience of transforming subject results in one of the most respected MATs. An expert consultant will guide you through every step so that you can be confident in success. This is backed by all the integrated teaching, planning and assessment resources to make real change achievable.
We will work directly with your teachers and work with your leadership to create an improvement plan bespoke to your school. Our team of highly skilled educational consultants will introduce, embed and sustain evidence-based teaching strategies that are independently shown to lead to stronger student outcomes, more confident teachers and a consistency of teaching and learning across all year groups.
Here’s how it works…
Following a detailed review, a structured diagnostic call with our subject expert helps your English lead to quickly identify areas of focus that will lead to the greatest impact, and to build an improvement plan to achieve these goals consistently with all teachers.
Inspiring face-to-face induction training for your English lead and key teachers – and cutting-edge online training on-demand for all – gets everyone engaged and immediately improves teacher confidence.
Access to a full suite of curriculum-integrated subject-specific CPD, planning, teaching and assessment resources supports consistency from day one and frees up teacher time. Designed so that, where necessary, they can be picked up and used straightaway by any teacher, our resources will strengthen the quality of teaching and provide consistency across your department. Precise diagnostic data and planning guidance supports teachers to repurpose this time into higher value activities.
Once you have the foundations in place, we build on the immediate impact with an exciting journey together to achieve sustainably great subject teaching in your school.
Your subject leader is at the heart, providing crucial in-school leadership and teacher coaching to support this change. Our subject expert therefore provides complete support to your subject leader, with regular one-to-one coaching, school visits with joint learning walks, an intensive programme leadership course and insights into wider practice through our conference.
All teachers are supported with an intensive programme of subject pedagogy, bringing them into an expert community. Teachers also enjoy an individualised journey of subject knowledge development, with bite-sized on-demand videos available just-in-time to support their planning. Your team learn from peers through regular networking opportunities.
Once the programmes are embedded in your classroom, we continue to work with you to ensure the impact is sustained over time.
Induction and CPD for new joiners help ensure your staff stay fully supported.
Regular updates to teaching resources and CPD keep your subject provision fresh, evidence-informed and up to date.
New and unseen benchmarked assessments give you continued confidence that you are on track, and help you identify when you need to refresh subject teaching.
You continue to belong to a network of like-minded schools and stay up to date with new research and evidence.
Together, we will annually review the support needed for the following year to check that the programmes continue to add value in your context and that your students continue to progress and achieve.
Our curriculum is based on a mastery approach to teaching and learning, which emphasises deep understanding and analytical thinking skills, rather than rote memorisation. We’ve worked with hundreds of UK schools to revitalise tired curriculums and enthuse teachers and children alike, and we’d love to do the same for you.
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