Skip to main content

SMARTcurriculum Ltd

Open letter to Schools Minister expounding the merits of schools using SMARTcurriculum

Falinge Park High School, Rochdale

An invaluable tool for up-skilling my leadership team – changed the way we think about curriculum planning and teacher & support staff deployment.

Dear Lord Agnew,


I read, with great interest, your comments in last November’s TES about school finance. It is certainly true that a great deal can be done to improve the way schools manage contracts and procure services. Thank you for the work you have been doing.


I believe the most significant work needs to be done on the curriculum and staffing. This makes sense as staffing accounts for more than 75% of a school budget. We have been working with SMARTcurriculum Ltd who provide a relatively inexpensive online app (SMARTcurriculum Analytics) for analyzing the cost of the curriculum. I have found this to be an invaluable tool for up-skilling my leadership team. The questions raised simply by filling in the data entry pages have changed the way we think about curriculum planning, teacher deployment and support staff management.


In a few months we have identified curriculum enhancements to the value of£145,000 and begun to map this to our high needs funding for the best use of support staff. Most importantly we have a clear road map to ensure that every penny we spend on staffing can be properly measured in terms of outcomes for our young people.


I am aware of other tools in use by schools that are free. However, we have appreciated the support available from SMARTcurriculum Ltd, the simplicity of the data entry process and the power of the analysis provided by the App. The reports are straightforward and easy to understand. We have also had easy access to consultants with headship experience who really understand the challenges faced by schools. I commend the SMARTcurriculum Analytics to you as an excellent way to help school leaders target financial resources for maximum impact.


Yours sincerely

Janice Allen


Sign up for latest updates

  • By signing up you will receive marketing information by email. Read our privacy policy.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Scroll back up to page top