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The Essentials Curriculum

This short course is for schools who use, or are considering using, our Essentials Curriculum and need a refresher on its key principles.

Created and Led by
Chris Quigley
Typical study time 2 - 4 hours
Target Audience
Head Teachers, Teachers, Senior Leaders, Curriculum Leaders, Subject Leaders, Senior & Middle Leaders


Designed for schools who use, or are considering using, our Essentials Curriculum and need a refresher on its key principles.

Many schools had input when they first embarked on the Essentials journey.  Since then staff changes and, of course, new requirements from Ofsted mean that a refresher would be valuable CPD.

  • Introduction or refresher into The Essentials Curriculum
  • Plan for End Points
  • Suggestions on how to use Essentials to plan your school curriculum

Learn about:

  • The key principles that are the foundations of  The Essentials Curriculum
  • The curriculum’s structure, including progression through the Milestones
  • How The Essentials Curriculum may be used to establish breadthdepth and retention of learning
  • New materials we have produced to support you in reaching the goals within The Essentials Curriculum.

Why this course is relevant or important:

  • It is vital that schools know how to plan end-points in their curriculum
  • It is also vital that schools differentiate between end-points and the specific knowledge needed to reach them.

Take away:

  • A clear understanding of the principles of The Essentials Curriculum
  • Practical ways to use it to develop your school curriculum.

Booking Options

1-5 users
6-10 users
11-20 users
21-50 users
51+ users

The prices above are the total amount you will pay for your group plus VAT.

Just select Pay by Invoice and enter the required information.

You have 30 days to pay your invoice.

If your selected date to access the course is prior to 30 days we will still grant you access to the course and your invoice is payable in line with our Terms and Conditions.

If you have selected 1-5 delegates, for example, but you only enter the details of 2 of the delegates now, you will have the option to add additional delegates via your CQE account up until 48 hours prior to your requested course start date.

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All our courses are based on peer-reviewed research.
Practical and inspiring
Practical and inspiring
We bridge the gap between evidence and practice.
Versatile environments
Versatile environments
We offer a choice between on-demand and live courses.

Great feedback from Ofsted for one of the schools we work with. The school also uses our Essentials Curriculum:

The school has established a well-designed, broad and ambitious curriculum. It
clearly sets out and sequences the important information that pupils need to know
in all subjects from the early years to Year 6. This helps pupils to build on what they
already know. Ofsted School Report November 2023

Thank you for all your support in helping me get our curriculum off the ground.  Couldn't have done it without Chris Quigley Associates. The curriculum comments are about the Essentials Curriculum. 


Ellie Rowe, Headteacher
The Grove Primary School, Cambridge

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