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 7 Jun 2023
- 09:00 - 12:00
Guerilla Education: Building a Pedagogy of Hope (2 of 2)
Focus: Leadership and Management
For: Senior leaders, middle leaders, teachers
In this session, Jonathan will move beyond the structure of curriculum to look at pedagogy and the impact we can have on the communities that we serve. Through the use of a concept based enquiry model, Jonathan will explore how to build relevance, authenticity and a culture of excellence that enables children to become knowledgeable, independent and creative thinkers.
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!