Episode 5: The Christmas Edition

Episode 5: The Christmas Edition

Say no to Gradgrind, and Yes to Scrooge and Creativity… One of the most frequently heard criticisms of a Knowledge-Rich curriculum is that it will turn all teachers into domineering lecturers, presiding over row after row of bowed heads, repeating sentence after...
Episode 3: Knowledge Books: The Magical Key

Episode 3: Knowledge Books: The Magical Key

We had the outline. We had the skeleton. We even had the will, and the intent. But still our curriculum hadn’t yet come alive… Thinking about the next steps in developing our Knowledge-Rich curriculum in the Amethyst Trust led me to thinking about another favourite...
Episode 2 – The Curriculum of Dreams

Episode 2 – The Curriculum of Dreams

“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog”   So said Matilda in Roald Dahl’s brilliant book of the same name, the inspiration for generations of children up and down the country, including myself at their age....
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