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Hampshire schools debate curriculum changes at Winchester conference
5:00pm Thursday 4th October 2012 in Winchester
MORE than 300 Hampshire schools came together to examine changes to the national curriculum last month.
The schools attended a county council conference in Winchester on September 21 to discuss new ways to support pupils’ learning.
Four strategies were highlighted to help pupils in the future, including working with the Centre for Real-World Learning at the University of Winchester to challenge children with more complex problems.
Other areas of focus included expanding projects to help disadvantaged pupils and using Personal education Plans (PEPs) for individual students.
Schools also heard speeches from keynote speaker Tim Oates, chair of the expert panel advising the Government national curriculum review, and John Clarke, county council deputy director of children’s services.
Councillor Peter Edgar, assistant executive member for education, who was among the delegates, said: "This was a truly inspirational conference and a fine example of how Hampshire County Council takes the lead in keeping schools informed on new developments and new trends in educational thinking ensuring they can continue to deliver education of the highest quality to the children of Hampshire."