Jonathan LearIndependent Thinking
“There’s doing what’s right and there’s doing what you’re told. You choose.”
The most common response from teachers who have travelled from across the country to see Jonathan Lear at work in his wonderful inner-city primary school where he is a deputy head is a sense of ‘Why aren’t we doing it like this?’.
And they don’t really have an answer. After all, there is nothing stopping them apart from a sense that way we’ve always done it is the only way. But there’s always another other way.
What Jonathan does is to bring the curriculum to life for children of all backgrounds and academic abilities through a combination of exciting and authentic real-life experiences, coupled with teaching children the skills of peer critique, mastery, thinking for themselves and taking a huge amount of care and pride in their work.
It is a no-nonsense approach to bringing the best out of children that hits all the right buttons when it comes to Ofsted and SATs, even though hitting the Ofsted and SATs buttons is the last thing they are trying to do.
- Wed 24 May 2023
- 09:00 - 12:00
Guerilla Education: Getting the Curriculum Right (1 of 2)
Focus: Leadership and Management
For: School leaders (senior and middle leaders)
The nuts and bolts of curriculum design.
In this session, Jonathan will explore the structure, sequencing and progression of curriculum. From the development of a mastery approach in all subjects to the unpicking of disciplinary and substantive knowledge, Jonathan will share a clear vision for curriculum that he has successfully developed and implemented in his own inner city Sheffield Catholic Primary School.
This is a two session programme. Both sessions must be attended.
-  Wed 24 May 2023
-  Wed 7 June 2023
Please note: If you book one of these sessions, then we will automatically book you on the others. So you only need to submit one booking.
I’m beside myself to have Jonathan presenting to us. He’s a Catholic school leader and successful author and speaker. If you’re evaluating your curriculum and looking to improve it for next year, get booked on!