76 episodes

The Curriculum is a podcast that features news, tips and useful information for UK-based primary school leaders and teachers. It comes from the team at Cornerstones Education, whose own creative curriculum is used in more than 2000 UK primary schools. Each episode is super short so that you can just about squeeze it into a quick coffee break or short commute.

The Curriculum Cornerstones Education

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    • 4.3 • 23 Ratings

The Curriculum is a podcast that features news, tips and useful information for UK-based primary school leaders and teachers. It comes from the team at Cornerstones Education, whose own creative curriculum is used in more than 2000 UK primary schools. Each episode is super short so that you can just about squeeze it into a quick coffee break or short commute.

    Calming the storm: using Stormbreak for children’s mental health

    Calming the storm: using Stormbreak for children’s mental health

    In this episode, Caroline meets Martin Yelling, founder of Stormbreak, a children’s mental health charity supported by BBC Children in Need. They discuss how Stormbreak’s innovative, easy to implement, movement-based approach can have a positive impact on children’s anxiety levels and behaviour, particularly in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
    Notes And LinksHere is a list of links to some of the things we reference on the show.
    https://www.stormbreak.org.uk/ (Stormbreak website with free videos)
    https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics/mental-health-statistics-children-and-young-people (Children and young people’s mental health statistics)
    https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/podcasts/how-to-teach-mindfulness-to-children-with-nadege-robin/ (Podcast episode on how to teach mindfulness in class)
    https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1018804 (Make a donation to Stombreak)
    http://www.stormbreak.org.uk/surge2021 (Link to the Surge programme for schools)
    Stormbreak emaiel address hello@stormbreak.org.uk 
    Find out more about https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/products/curriculum/curriculum-maestro/ (Curriculum Maestro)
    Follow Cornerstones Education on Twitter https://twitter.com/Cornerstonesedu (@Cornerstonesedu)
    https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/ (Cornerstones Education – Website)

    • 33 min
    What is curriculum sequencing and why is it important?

    What is curriculum sequencing and why is it important?

    Curriculum sequencing is now essential in the current educational climate. So, what is Ofsted looking for, what does sequencing mean in practice, and how do you achieve it at primary school? Caroline is joined by Curriculum Director, Melanie Moore, to take a deep dive into this important topic. A transcript of the conversation is also available.
    Notes And LinksHere is a list of links to some of the things we reference on the show.
    https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/news/introducing-cornerstones-curriculum-2022-a-fully-sequenced-and-interconnected-primary-curriculum/ (Curriculum 2022 – a sequenced curriculum that you can adopt and tailor)
    Find out more about https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/products/curriculum/curriculum-maestro/ (Curriculum Maestro)
    Follow Cornerstones Education on Twitter https://twitter.com/Cornerstonesedu (@Cornerstonesedu)
    https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/ (Cornerstones Education – Website)

    • 30 min
    How to make the most of art in primary school: with ArtJohn

    How to make the most of art in primary school: with ArtJohn

    Caroline talks to well-known art educator and YouTuber, John Mayson. John shares his advice on how to approach art in primary school, offering fantastic tips for breaking down barriers and how to integrate art into a busy timetable. A must-listen for anyone who wants to reap the benefits of art and creativity flourishing in their school.
    Notes And LinksHere is a list of links to some of the things we reference on the show.
    Read our blog: https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/news/how-to-design-an-outstanding-primary-art-and-design-curriculum/ (How to design an outstanding primary art and design curriculum)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW4BB8xCUzOx7ayi3kACG1w (ArtJohn’s YouTube tutorials channel)
    https://twitter.com/artjohnmayson (Follow John on Twitter)
    https://www.instagram.com/artjohneducation/ (Follow John on Instagram)
    Follow Cornerstones Education on Twitter https://twitter.com/Cornerstonesedu (@Cornerstonesedu)
    Find out more about https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/products/curriculum/curriculum-maestro/ (Curriculum Maestro)
    https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/ (Cornerstones Education – Website)

    • 55 min
    Implementing an outstanding Early Years curriculum: Canon Sharples C of E Primary School and Nursery

    Implementing an outstanding Early Years curriculum: Canon Sharples C of E Primary School and Nursery

    Caroline talks to the Reception teacher and Deputy Headteacher at an exemplary school in Wigan, who implements the new Cornerstones projects in exciting ways. Mostly focusing on the Early Years provision, which was judged outstanding, they discuss the impact of the curriculum on teachers and children and how they bring it to life in their setting.
    Notes And LinksHere is a list of links to some of the things we reference on the show.
    https://www.canonsharples.wigan.sch.uk/ (Canon Sharples website)
    https://twitter.com/CanonSharples (Canon Sharples on Twitter)
    https://twitter.com/Canon_Reception (Canon Sharples Reception on Twitter)
    https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/news/an-exciting-new-eyfs-curriculum-from-cornerstones/ (Cornerstones early years curriculum)
    Follow Cornerstones Education on Twitter https://twitter.com/Cornerstonesedu (@Cornerstonesedu)
    Find out more about https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/products/curriculum/curriculum-maestro/ (Curriculum Maestro)
    https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/ (Cornerstones Education – Website)

    • 21 min
    Revolutionising teacher recruitment: Slava Kremerman

    Revolutionising teacher recruitment: Slava Kremerman

    Caroline speaks to Slava Kremerman, CEO of the fast-growing education recruitment company Zen Educate, who has developed an online platform that streamlines the entire teacher recruitment process, including finding good supply cover. Slava explains how the platform works, how Zen ensure quality and the CPD that they offer for teachers. He and Caroline also discuss the broader issues of teacher recruitment and retention.
    Notes And LinksHere is a list of links to some of the things we reference on the show.
    Find out more about https://www.zeneducate.com/ (Zen Educate)
    Follow Zen Educate on Twitter https://twitter.com/ZenEducate (@ZenEducate)
    Connect with Slava Kremerman on https://www.linkedin.com/in/slavakremerman/?originalSubdomain=uk (LinkedIn)
    Watch Zen Educate's latest webinar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgR9Vef0xMM (Designing an Effective Catch Up Curriculum)
    Follow Cornerstones Education on Twitter https://twitter.com/Cornerstonesedu (@Cornerstonesedu)
    Find out more about https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/products/curriculum/curriculum-maestro/ (Curriculum Maestro)
    https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/ (Cornerstones Education – Website)

    • 22 min
    Lighting the way as a leader: in conversation with Angela Browne

    Lighting the way as a leader: in conversation with Angela Browne

    As the world of education continues to shift, Caroline talks to Angela Browne, a highly-respected leadership expert, star of BBC2 documentary series, School, and author of Lighting the Way: The case for ethical leadership in schools. They discuss the challenges faced by school leaders now, the importance of a clear vision and values, how to develop resilience and an ethical, nourishing approach. An inspirational episode if you’re looking to get the very best out of your leadership.
    Notes And LinksHere is a list of links to some of the things we reference on the show.
    Lighting the Way https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/lighting-the-way-9781472972460/ (Book)
    https://www.angelabrowne.co.uk/ (Angela Browne's website)
    What are curriculum principles and why are they important? https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/news/what-are-curriculum-principles-and-why-are-they-important/ (Blog)
    Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/Cornerstonesedu (@Cornerstonesedu)
    https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/products/curriculum/curriculum-maestro/ (Curriculum Maestro – More information)
    https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/ (Cornerstones Education – Website)

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Chips & Mayo ,

Primary obsessed

Nice podcast if you were a primary teacher. I’ve listened to several now and the issues are just not applicable to secondary - pity.

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