Curriculum implementation journey–classroom teacher

Guidance for teachers implementing a new syllabus. Suggested activities, reflective questions and useful resources can be used flexibly across a range of schools for each phase of curriculum implementation.

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In the engage phase, teachers:

  • explore aspects of the new syllabus
  • identify and plan for changes required for effective curriculum implementation.

Suggested activities

  • To what extent do I have a deep understanding of the syllabus and the evidence underpinning the new syllabus?
  • How will I work collaboratively to evaluate, select, adapt and create resources to teach the new syllabus?
  • What resources do I need to implement the new syllabus to meet curriculum planning and programming, assessing and reporting requirements?


In the enact phase, teachers:

  • teach, assess and report using the new syllabus
  • evaluate to refine practices and systems.

Suggested activities

  • How will I teach the new syllabus to optimise learning for the full range of students?
  • How am I contributing to planning effective learning experiences for the full range of students?
  • How am I showing evidence of new syllabus outcomes, content and pedagogical changes in my planning and programming?
  • To what extent are parents and the school community aware of the changes to the curriculum?
  • How will I make changes to assessment and reporting?
  • How will I work in partnership to evaluate the implementation of the new syllabus?


In the embed phase, teachers strengthen and scale to ensure sustainable practices and systems.

Suggested activities

  • How has my teaching led to improvements in student learning?
  • How am I reflecting on my teaching practice?
  • What are the enablers and barriers for future curriculum implementation in my classroom?


  • Teaching and learning

Business Unit:

  • Curriculum and Reform
  • Educational Standards
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