SMART Curriculum – supporting integrated curriculum financial planning (with CJ Learning)

This masterclass is brought to you by CST and CJ Learning. The masterclass will begin with an overview of the importance of curriculum delivered by CST’s Chief Executive, Leora Cruddas. CJ Learning’s Chief Executive, Chris Jones, will then explore the size of the curriculum needed to deliver a good curriculum with breadth and balance. The masterclass looks at integrated curriculum planning through a different lens. Instead of ‘efficiencies and savings,’ our focus is on investment in the education of our young people within a system that puts the funding where it is needed to the best effect.
Our masterclass focuses on the strategic use of resources and will help participants know how to identify funding that can be invested in additional or alternative activity to improve the substance of education.

This masterclass is organised by CST Professional Development Ltd on behalf of the Confederation of School Trusts (CST).

Target Audience

Chief Executive Officers, Senior Leadership Teams, Chairs and Trustees.



Date: Thursday 23 January 2020

Venue: Stone King LLP, London

AgendaTime (mins)Presenter
Session one: 10.30  – 11.45
Welcome and introductions5Leora Cruddas, chief executive of CST
Overview of the masterclass and learning outcomes10Leora Cruddas, chief executive of CST
PART ONE: The importance of curriculum60Leora Cruddas, chief executive of CST
Break: 11.45
Session two: 12.00 – 13.00
PART TWO: The magnificent seven60Chris Jones, chief executive of CJ Learning
Lunch and networking: 13.00 – 13.45
Session three: 13.45 – 14.45
PART THREE: SMART curriculum planning60Chris Jones, chief executive of CJ Learning
Session four: 14.45– 15.00
Concluding remarks  and next steps15Leora Cruddas, CEO of the Confederation of School Trusts



£250 + VAT for CST Members and Governance Leadership Programme Participants.
£300 + VAT for non-members of CST

Booking Details

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  • 4 weeks or less notice – no refund
  • 4 – 6 weeks notice – 50% refund
  • More than 6 weeks notice – full refund

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