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The tricky task of getting MAT campuses to develop a common curriculum

Leaders of multi-academy trusts can find it tricky to align assessment practices and develop a common curriculum. For Sue Aspinall, the key was to create a collaborative approach and foster a sense of shared ownership across her MAT’s three campuses

How MAT's can develop a common curriculum

The task was a tricky one: could I align the curriculum and assessment of the three primary campuses within the British School of the Netherlands (BSN), one being the campus I lead as headteacher? I was sure it would not be easy, but I accepted. And I believe what happened next provides an interesting case study for those doing the same within multi-academy trusts or other groups of schools around the world.

The question was asked of me because evidence was showing that there were significant variations between the curriculum content being taught on the three primary campuses. Individual ...

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