Join us as a subject expert and help shape our new curriculum
Applications to join our subject expert groups for maths, English, science, history, geography and music closed on 30 January 2023.
Groups for other subjects will be created in the coming months, so if your subject or specialism isn't included in that list, you can still register your interest using this form.
Could you share your valuable subject knowledge to support teachers nationally?
We’re looking for a diverse set of classroom teachers, curriculum specialists and subject experts from a wide range of brilliant schools and organisations to join our subject expert groups and help shape our new curriculum.
Our new curriculum
Last term, we announced the exciting news that we'll continue to support classroom teachers long-term, offering inspiration and advice on curriculum and access to thousands of brand new, improved lesson resources created by teachers, for teachers.
Since then, we’ve launched an £8m open procurement process to find schools and organisations who have brilliant curriculum materials ready to develop and share.
As we work with our new partners to develop our curriculum and produce new lesson resources, each subject expert group will provide us with independent advice on quality standards and regular feedback.
How you can get involved
Are you a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist or subject expert? Join a subject expert group and you’ll help to shape every aspect of our new offer, from reviewing our sequence, to providing feedback on sample lesson resources and working with us to keep improving our curriculum.
We’re establishing subject expert groups for maths, English, science, history, geography and music.
Each group already has representatives from established organisations or notable experts who are linked to curriculum development and impact, such as subject associations.
Through our open, national application process we want to find a diverse set of classroom teachers, curriculum specialists and subject experts to join them, so a broad range of voices are represented.
This is a voluntary role for two years initially, starting in March 2023. Members of our expert groups will be asked to:
- Attend three 90 minute subject expert group virtual meetings per year (one per term), via Zoom;
- Spend 2-3 additional hours prior to each meeting reviewing material and preparing/writing feedback;
- Provide verbal and written feedback about our curriculum and lesson development;
- Be available to offer your expertise outside of the meetings, as and when required.
We want the work of our subject expert groups to be transparent. We’ll announce the appointments to the groups once they’ve been made. To show how the groups are helping to shape our new curriculum, we’ll share what we learn and the decisions we make.
How to apply for the subject expert groups
Applications for subject expert groups for maths, English, science, history, geography and music closed on 30 January 2023.
Groups for other subjects will be created in the coming months, so if a group for your subject or specialism hasn't been established yet, you can still register your interest using this form.
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