The new national curriculum: How the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom can help

12 02 2014

With the new national curriculum coming into force in September 2014, many of you will be looking at ways to implement the changes in your school or setting. At CLOtC, we have been busy reviewing the curriculum and looking for opportunities for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) across all subject areas.

For providers, we have developed a training course, Meeting Curriculum Needs, which looks in detail at the new curriculum and includes a range of practical activities to help you to think about curriculum-based learning outcomes at your setting. The next date for this course is 27th March at Ferry Meadows Country Park in Peterborough. Further dates will be announced in the next few weeks. Please see for further details of all of our CPD.

We are also developing a new course for schools, helping you to think about developing LOtC activities for subjects across the curriculum, which we plan to launch in April. If you would be interested in this course, please email

In addition, we are adding to our existing suite of LOtC Resource Packs, with new packs for Key Stage 1-3 history already published, and more subjects planned over the course of 2014 to meet customer demand. These packs, which include 6 different lesson ideas, a case study, and an information sheet on planning and delivering LOtC, are linked to the national curriculum learning outcomes and also teach a range of history skills and concepts. These complement existing packs for maths and science, and English, from KS1 to 5, as well as a suite of packs to support the EYFS.

Finally, the CLOtC members’ newsletter contains regular juicy curriculum updates and activity ideas which will help you to deliver the curriculum through LOtC.

Click on link for CLOtC Pages




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