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A ‘Fizzy’ Day of Learning & Teaching in the Early Years led by Nina Jackson


In a world of ever changing educational policies and practices, it is the unique world of the child, growing, learning and experiencing the world with different learning experiences which counts. Data, tests and exams does not a great learner make.

For me, ‘Of Teaching, Learning & Sherbet Lemons’ is what education, schools, teaching and learning is all about. We need the solid exterior – the rigour, the rules, the systems and the structures – to make everything work. Getting through the hard shell makes going in search of the fizzy centre that much more satisfying, and it is here, at the core of teaching and learning, where the most magical things take place, where the real fizz happens. This is the part that really makes everything worthwhile – the chemical reaction that produces outstanding, innovative and motivational teaching and learning for everyone in our classrooms, not just the few. And fizzy teaching and learning is great. It’s exciting, it wakes you up and, boy, does it give you some zing.

Access all Areas… Giving every child an opportunity to learn with a variety of tools, experiences and opportunities.

Curiosity, Awe & Wonder… Every child finding their fizz through magical learning experiences.

Digi-Learning for Digi-Kids… Using digital technology to engage, motivate and prepare children for life.


Education is a world of very special people but you will meet few as special as Nina Jackson. With a background in special needs education and many years’ experience in schools focusing on music, the Arts and teaching and learning in all its guises, Nina has a breath-taking grasp of what makes classrooms, children – and their teachers – tick.
Since leaving full-time teaching Nina has worked across the UK and as far afield as Ghana, Chile and the Middle East covering school improvement areas including teaching and learning, motivation, special needs (or ‘learning differences’ as she calls it), learning technologies, emotional well-being and mental health for both children and adults. Nina has written and co-authored a number of books and publications and her latest book, ‘Of Teaching, Learning and Sherbet Lemons: A Compendium of Careful Advice for Teachers’, looks at how to put the fizz back into classrooms.



This event is free to those schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance – core offer for EARLY YEARS.

There is one place available per subscribing school. Additional places may be booked at a cost of £100 per person. Non-subscribing schools may attend, subject to availability, at a cost of £175 per person. Invoices to be paid prior to the event.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email: info@gatewayalliance.co.uk


Stoneleigh Park 7 Eastgate
Kenilworth, CV8 2LG United Kingdom