Hi I dont post on here very often, but I've been tasked with a total revamp of how we organise our ks3 planning. I wondered, what do people here include in the 'set' list, and what in the 'optional' or adjustable list? I'm thinking about things like key assessments - should they be the same across a year group, or are just the skills specified? what about ensuring challenge and developing skills from year to year? Also, at the moment we have optional weekly overviews with activities and so on, and some colleagues have told me they find that too constraining, while someone in management said that we should keep these as they constitute support for new/struggling staff, nqt and so on... I was thinking of having quite a short list of 'set' things - mainly topic headings and skills which must be assessed (we have to have key assessments which are common across a cohort, though - not sure how to match those two at the moment). And then everything else - how long should be spent on a topic, key assessments and when to do them, resources, materials, etc, would be totally up to the teachers. What do people think of this? We are due an Ofsted in the next - oh, 6 months or so, and have regular 'Health Checks' of departments, and I would really like the new curriculum to be graded as high as possible, but I cant really find any criteria - any suggestions of where to look for that would be really helpful too! So - several bits to this - what do people do - what do you think of my suggestions - where can I find a definitive list/guide? Thanks for any help!