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Education Support

Education Support

Call for help if you feel down over Christmas 08000 562 561 That’s the number of our 24/7 helpline staffed by experts who understand education. We’re Education Support. One of the most important things we do as a charity is fund the Education Support Helpline. Anyone...

Our Knowledge-Rich Curriculum:  A Woman’s Touch!

Our Knowledge-Rich Curriculum: A Woman’s Touch!

I’ve got no shame in saying it: I love Calamity Jane. Doris Day was my first heroine before I even knew what a heroine was, and even then I instinctively recognised in Ol’ Calam’ herself something that would often be a hallmark of the characters that Doris Day played...

Amethyst Sixth Form Flythrough

Amethyst Sixth Form Flythrough

We are delighted to bring you an update on the Amethyst Academies Sixth Form Centre currently being built at Aldersley High School. The construction company have sent us a virtual flythrough of what the centre will look like. We are really excited about the way this...

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...

Amethyst Academies Trust Knowledge Rich Conference

Amethyst Academies Trust Knowledge Rich Conference

On Friday 16th November the Amethyst Academies trust held it’s first conference speaking about our experiences moving to a Knowledge Rich Curriculum. We were joined by colleagues from across the West Midlands keen to find out more about our journey, how we approached...

Episode 4: The Art and Craft of Building a Structure

Episode 4: The Art and Craft of Building a Structure

Wolverhampton, home of the Amethyst Trust, is hardly renowned for… well, for very much at all really. Year after year we Wulfrunians must suffer the fate of our beloved city being slated in articles which run down our culture, our environment, our facilities – even...

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...

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