HeppSY+ …Cooperative Learning adds value to HE access programme

I am partnering with a leading specialist in Enterprise Education to help challenged young people in South Yorkshire progress in HE. The latest success story of Henderson Green Primary Academy (formerly known as “The worst school in Norwich”) achieving 90% combined after only 2 years of sustained application of Cooperative Learning is a reminder that... Continue Reading →

Participatory Budgeting in Schools #10: Q&A with Sean Harford Pt.1

A big thank you to the National Director for taking the time to see me yesterday at Ofsted's Birmingham HQ, where he helped formulate the two key challenges to a Participatory Budgeting programme in schools. This is the answer to his first question on the puzzle of mapping PB to the curriculum. [4 minutes to read]... Continue Reading →

Knowledge Management#2: From Sparks to Wildfire; Education’s first Route Maps

By divine providence, yesterday’s education conference #rEdRugby19 flagged up the important, and grossly underreported, work being done on Knowledge Management in education. This interlude on yesterday's education conference in Rugby builds on Knowledge Management: What business can offer education in the year of the Platypus. Although I stand by my comments that education is decades behind... Continue Reading →

“Don’t worry, Dad… Now I can teach you maths!” – The success of the Gender Gap SSIF

I had no doubts the Sheringham SSIF project would succeed when I signed up in 2017. But only when Robert Brewster presented me with the final analysis did I realise just how astounding that success really was. In the excitement of my current forays into the realm of Knowledge Management, Participatory Budgeting and Character Education,... Continue Reading →

Knowledge Management: What business can offer education in the year of the Platypus

When it comes to knowledge and knowledge production, the education sector outguns Big Data and all traditional industries, combined. Here is a call for us to take ownership of that fact. Enter Knowledge Management. This week, I attended the ARK Group’s annual Knowledge Management Summit in London, eagerly attended by some of the largest corporations... Continue Reading →

Participatory Budgeting in Schools#8: Miss Jones gets education into character at CurriculumEd2019.

Know your Value: An introduction to what I found to be the most impactful session of Saturday's wonderful event. And given that the list of speakers included Sean Harford, Christine Counsell and Clare Sealy, that does say something for Miss Hollie Jones, Lead for SMSC and Character Education at Joseph Leckie Academy. Building restraint -... Continue Reading →

Defibrillating your Schemata: The most important thing this delegate learned at #CurriculumEd2019.

If unsure where to begin, start with Clare Sealy. Her lucid presentation on schemata is probably the best way to organise the sensory and cognitive overload of yesterday’s sun-blessed #CurriculumEd2019: In my case, experiential knowledge.... read on. Whether the organisers’ genuine commitment filtered through to every corner of the site or 800-years-plus of intellectual and... Continue Reading →

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