On the topic of magic @harstholmeacad

There’s a problem I’ve noticed over the years between the curriculum at primary and that of secondary. It’s almost like as the kids get older so their sense of curiosity awe and wonder gets beaten out of them at every single step. The recent changes to the National Curriculum at both primary and secondary in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 have brought about a big opportunity for more thematic learning opportunities.

This past week has seen me be involved with the launch of a new book titled ‘There is another way: The second big book of Independent Thinking’ which features all manner of different amazing and inspiring educators who are part of Ian Gilbert’s IT stable. Phil Beadle stars alongside Nina Jackson, Hywel Roberts, Roy Leighton, Dave Whitaker and many more. The key mantra with the book is as the title suggests that there is another way. One such school that embraces this mantra better than any other is Carl Jarvis’s Hartsholme Academy, which I was fortunate enough to visit this past week.

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