Curriculum Design for Building Knowledge, Developing Creative Thinking & Promoting Independence

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Curriculum design for building knowledge, developing creative thinking and promoting independence

During the session, Jonathan will explore the building blocks of innovative curriculum design: from the purpose of education to the rigorous sequencing of knowledge and the development of a concept-based learning approach rich in authentic experiences.  Drawing on his ground-breaking work as a primary school teacher, Jonathan will examine how teachers and leaders can create the conditions needed for children to grow into empowered, knowledgeable and creative thinkers who are driven by insatiable curiosity.  Throughout the session, delegates will be provided with useful and easily transferable strategies that can be applied immediately in their roles as subject and middle leaders as well as in their own classrooms.


Some schools are choosing to tune in to this live webinar as an amazing alternative to their staff meeting. If you would like to access as a whole school please contact us to discuss this further.

This session is available FREE of charge for all schools that subscribed to the Gateway Alliance Maths, English or SENCo Networks in 2019-20. Please contact us for more details.

DATE:  Wednesday 3rd March 2021

TIME: 15:30-17:00

VENUE:  Zoom Webinar

COST: £110 per school or FREE* for 2019-20 subject network schools



*All schools that subscribed to the Gateway Alliance English, Maths or SENCo networks during 2019-20 access to this webinar for FREE.

Costs will be incurred for additional places and for schools that did not subscribe. Please see our terms for details.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

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 still 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 to engage, inspire, and most importantly, make children think.

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