Curriculum Leadership

4. Collecting and making resources

Without doubt it is resources that are the key. The best teachers have always made their own, cutting and pasting ruthlessly to fit the needs of their particular children. The curriculum leader can spread this good practice by leading practical sessions themselves and demonstrating the value of good resources in their own classroom practice.

Bearing in mind the need to give children a three dimensional view of the past and to work where possible with original sources, the curriculum leader will always be on the look out for books and other kinds of resource that can help this process, including ICT resources. It's also part of the curriculum leader's role to watch history programmes on television and assess their value, both as information for colleagues and as resources for use in the classroom.