Posted by Syed Basit, Last modified by Syed Basit on 06 August 2019 03:04 PM
Curriculum Manager is designed for schools to create their curriculum within the platform with the ability to edit their curriculum. Schools are able to publish their curriculum to allow access to from their website in line with Ofsted requirements. This application will let schools define the judgments they wish to use in student tracker and the contents of the learning locker
Schools are provided with the National Curriculum England 2014 – NAHT Assessment Framework, the Development Matters for EYFS statements and SEN Support and Competencies; other curriculum frameworks may also have been provided.
Rising Stars Progression Framework – Computing, Geography, History, Mathematics, Reading, Science, Writing
Geography Association - KS1 & KS2
History Association - KS1 & KS2
NAACE Computing - KS1 & KS2
P Scales (from Autumn 2016)
When the Curriculum Manager is launched users will be presented with this screen
To view any area of the curriculum in more detail, click into the relevant Key Stage, Development Matters or SEN Support section.
You will then be presented with a list of subjects relevant to the Key Stage or curriculum you have chosen:
Again, click on a subject to navigate further down the trail. The next screen will ask you to choose your curriculum. There may be a number of frameworks available dependent on the subject you have selected
Click on your chosen curriculum to navigate to the subject area (if the subject has them) or directly to the learning objectives:
Note: The majority of the navigation in the Curriculum Manager is indicated by arrow icons. If you need to go back up the trail you have come down (for example, to switch to a different subject), then the breadcrumb trail in the top left hand corner of the app indicated by the < icon will allow you to do this.
Creating your own Curriculum:
Using FrogProgress it is possible to take any curriculum shown and edit it. Alternatively, it may be more appropriate for your school to create your own curriculum from scratch.
Editing displayed curriculum: Learning Objectives
Follow the steps in the section “Navigating Curriculum Manager” to navigate to the area of the curriculum you wish to edit. You should be able to see a list of learning objectives separated by year group.
1. + Learning Objective: This button allows you to add a completely new learning objective in the Year section you are currently using.
Note: If you use the breadcrumb trail to click back up the curriculum at this point while in edit mode, your changes may not be saved. Please ensure that the save button is used before closing the app or navigating away.
Clicking on this button will give a small dialogue window where users can choose from an existing list of subjects, or type in the name of a new subject:
When you have either typed or chosen your subject from the list, use the blue Save button to save your subject. Your subject will now appear in the main subject list for that Key Stage and can be used as normal.
Creating a New Curriculum:
Within each subject, the active curriculum used by the school is defined. By default, this is the National Curriculum England 2014 - NAHT Assessment Framework but it is possible for schools to input their own curriculum in this area. We would normally only recommend doing this if you use a very different curriculum as it is generally easier to edit the existing objectives rather than adding your own.
Type in the name of your new curriculum into the text box which appears and use the Save button to save it:
Your new curriculum will now be available in the curricula list for this subject and can be used as normal:
Note: Your new curriculum will not yet be active and will need to be activated before staff can use it in Student Tracker. To activate a curriculum, click the grey Inactive button. You will be asked to confirm your choice with a further prompt and a blue Activate button.
New Subject Areas:
If the subject you have selected within the default curriculum has subject areas ( for example, Mathematics) it is possible to add additional subjects areas to the existing list. To do this navigate to the correct Key stage, Subject, and curriculum. At the top of the existing list of subject areas, use the + Subject Area
In a similar way to the New Subject button, this button will prompt you to either use an existing subject area provided from our list or to type in the new subject area name using the text box.
Note: If the subject and curriculum you are using does not already contain subject areas but does contain learning objectives (for example, Art and Design), it is not possible to add in additional subject areas. It is possible to add in more learning objectives using the grey Edit button instead.
On the bottom right of each curriculum, you will be able to see an action cog. This cog will allow you to Rename a curriculum. This allows you to rename the default curriculum should you wish to.
If you want to remove a curriculum entirely then you can use the action cog again to select the Delete option. You will need to ensure that the curriculum has been deactivated before you are able to delete it.
Note: Once a curriculum has been deleted it is not possible to reinstate it so make sure that this is definitely what you want to do.
Future Modifications to the Curriculum:
You may want to look at modifying your curricula after using Frog Progress for one year.
All areas of the curriculum that can be modified can still be changed even after judgments have been entered into Student Tracker. This is to allow schools to carry out a continual re-evaluation of the content of their curriculum and improve it year on year.
Deleting a Learning Objective:
If you wish to remove the objective for children where judgments have already been made, then the judgments will need to be removed until there are none left for that objective.
Modifying a Learning Objective:
Learning Objectives can be modified at any point. Remember, if you are changing the meaning of the objective then you may be better off deleting the objective and creating a new one from scratch.
Adding a new Subject Area:
Adding a new Learning Objective:
If a new Learning objective is added into a curriculum, the new objective will appear in Student Tracker as a gap in coverage for children that have been previously assessed against that year of the curriculum.
A suggested approach for additions:
If you are adding to the curriculum (Subject Areas or Learning Objectives), Frog suggests adding the year the item was added to the curriculum to its name in brackets to the end of the name.
The Learning Lockers contains five areas:
Teacher Notes: A text box to allow users to add in notes about how they are going to teach an objective.
Teacher Resources: Use the arrow button in this area to upload, link or find resources using FrogDrive.
Exemplar Standard Materials: An area for exemplary standards
Learner Resources: Resources to help students grasp the core principles of a learning objective.
Learner Extension Resources: Resources to help students grasp the core principles of a learning objective.
You can simply add content to these lockers PDF's, images, add a link to a website or online resource notes, use Frogdrive, etc.
The Exemplar Standards area of the Learning Locker is designed to supplement and support teachers when making judgements. This area is designed to hold files which have been designated as “what good looks like” within your school. These files may come from standardisation and moderation processes, or they may be nominated by individual teachers within the school
This area needs to be configured before starting to use the rest of the Frog Progress. Here schools can set up their Judgements which staff will be applying to students throughout the year.
To edit the statuses, select the edit button on the right-hand top corner of the screen
Assessment Cycles & Targets
Period: Use this button to add a new period within the same cycle.
Cycle: This can be used to add a new cycle to the system.
Delete: If you want to delete a period/cycle.
Cycle/Period Name: A text field to allow you to name your cycles and periods.
Start/End Dates: The start and end dates of your periods and cycles.
Save: Here you can simply save changes
Cancel: Here you can simply cancel your changes
Note: Once changes are saved of the past periods/cycles or the current period it is not possible to change the dates.
Making your Curriculum Public:
One of the key features of Frog Progress is the ability to make your curriculum public to allow users to access it from your website, fulfilling one of your Ofsted requirements.
To Publicise your curriculum, navigate to Curriculum Manager. Select the cog in the top right of either the key stages or the foundation stage sections:
Select Manage Public Access from the drop down.
The next screen will give you a slider for Make Public on the Web ON or OFF. Click the slider to turn the button green and ON.
When this slider is selected, you will be able to see a range of further options including the URL for your curriculum and options to cover whether you wish to only show KPIs or specific Key Stages.
It is also possible to choose which areas of the Learning Locker you wish to publically display in this area using the sliders next to each area.
When you are happy with your changes, use the blue Save Changes button to complete the process.
When you have your link to your public curriculum, you can use this on your website or paste it directly into your browser to see your published curriculum.
Note: the Whole curriculum in its entirety is displayed in one list, any curriculums which are set to active will display and therefore it may be worth ensuring that only curriculums you are using are set to Active.