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In light of the rapidly changing situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the latest government advice in terms of social distancing, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone this event. Further information will be shared with affected schools as soon as possible. If you have any queries please contact us on info@gatewayalliance.co.uk


The Monkey-Proof Box: Classroom Pedagogy for Building Knowledge, Developing Creative Thinking and Promoting Independence led by Jonathan Lear

DATE: Friday 1st May 2020

TIME: 09:30-15:30

VENUE: Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth


In getting to grips with the nuts and bolts of what it takes to be a creative teacher, Jonathan will explore how we can develop a blended pedagogy that draws on the latest thinking and research about effective learning. From direct teaching to developing independence and creative thinking, Jonathan will provide delegates with innovative, useful and easily transferable strategies that can be applied immediately in their own classrooms.


Jonathan Lear described as having a breathtaking understanding of how to engage even the hardest to reach of children, Jonathan has established a reputation for delivering inspiring and creative inset both in the U.K and internationally.

He has worked for many years on the kind of compelling and inspirational teaching strategies that lead to incredible outcomes and is till in the thick of it as the deputy head at a large inner city primary school in Sheffield. Jonathan has also shared his passion for learning through his role as an Advanced Skills Teacher, Lead Teacher for Sheffield Local Authority, and associate of Ian Gilbert’s Independent Thinking company.

Jonathan is passionate about working with schools to create learning opportunities that are designed not just to impart knowledge, but also engage, inspire, and most importantly, make children think.


This event is free to those schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance – core offer for NEW & RECENTLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS.

There is one place available per subscription. Additional places may be booked at a cost of £105 per person.  Non-subscribing schools may attend, subject to availability, at a cost of £180 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 Stoneleigh Road (B4113)
Kenilworth,CV8 2LGUnited Kingdom

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