SAGE Journal Articles

Brundrett, M. & Duncan, D. (2011). Leading curriculum innovation in primary schools. Management in Education, 25(3), 119–124.

This article presents a model of how head teachers can lead change and innovation in primary schools. It is useful for developing an understanding of curriculum development.

Campbell, S. (2018). Teaching phonics without teaching phonics: Early childhood teachers’ reported beliefs and practices. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy.

This article examines a tension around the teaching of phonics, an element that has proved to be one of the more controversial aspects of the National Curriculum in England, highlighting a conflict between curriculum policy and its implementation in schools.