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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.

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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.

    How to break the sleep stress cycle with teacher wellbeing expert, Maria Brosnan

    How to break the sleep stress cycle with teacher wellbeing expert, Maria Brosnan

    Are you an exhausted and stressed teacher? Not getting enough quality sleep? It’s time to break the sleep stress cycle. In this special episode, we talk to Maria Brosnan, respected teacher wellbeing and sleep expert, whose approach is practical, soothing and manageable. She explains the science behind sleep and stress and offers tips that you can start benefiting from today. We don’t often say this, but this podcast episode could change your life.
    Notes And LinksHere is a list of links to some of the things we reference on the show.
    Follow Maria Brosnan on Twitter https://twitter.com/MariaBrosnan (@MariaBrosnan)
    Maria’s Pursuit Wellbeing website with further tips and resources including her Pursuit of Sleep book – https://pursuitwellbeing.com/meet-maria/ (Website)
    Take Maria’s two-minute teacher https://sleepquiz.co.uk/ (sleep quiz here) to find out what’s affecting your sleep and what steps to take.
    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)

    • 36 min
    Implementing our curriculum using Maestro: All Saints C of E Primary School

    Implementing our curriculum using Maestro: All Saints C of E Primary School

    In this episode, Caroline talks to Tom Coleman, Deputy Headteacher at All Saints CoE Primary School in Coalville, Leicestershire. Tom explains how his school have been implementing their new curriculum using the online platform, Maestro, and describes the impact it’s having on the staff, children and community. As the podcast was recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, we touch on how his school are coping with learning gaps, remote learning and other challenges.
    Notes And LinksHere is a list of links to some of the things we reference on the show.
    Follow Tom Coleman on Twitter https://twitter.com/mrtcoleman (@MrTColeman)
    All Saints C of E Primary School – http://www.allsaints-coalville.leics.sch.uk/website (Website)
    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)

    • 22 min
    Preparing our curriculum for Wales: Pembroke Primary School

    Preparing our curriculum for Wales: Pembroke Primary School

    In this episode, Caroline talks to Jade Wakley, Deputy Headteacher at Pembroke Primary School in Monmouthshire. Jade explains her team’s successful curriculum development journey, from implementing the Cornerstones projects to using the Maestro platform to design, deliver and manage a curriculum that meets the new Curriculum for Wales requirements. We also discuss how Pembroke community have been coping during the pandemic. This podcast offers lots of ‘on the ground’ tips for primary leaders.
    Notes And LinksHere is a list of links to some of the things we reference on the show.
    Curriculum for Wales online webinar – https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/events/ (Sign up)
    Curriculum for Wales overview – https://gov.wales/curriculum-wales-overview (Website)
    Pembroke Primary – https://www.pembrokeprimaryschool.co.uk/ (Website)
    Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/Cornerstonesedu (@Cornerstonesedu)
    https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/curriculum/cwricwlwm-maestro/ (Cwricwlwm Maestro – More information)
    https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/ (Cornerstones Education – Website)

    • 19 min
    Wales: How to design a bespoke primary curriculum

    Wales: How to design a bespoke primary curriculum

    Primary schools in Wales are expected to design their curricula in line with the new Curriculum for Wales requirements. But how easy it is to undertake this significant task alongside the day to day demands of school life? In this episode, we talk to experienced Wales curriculum advisers, Nicola Marriott and Sandra Jones, who have been helping schools to make a strong start on their Curriculum for Wales designs. They explain how to meet the national requirements while keeping things bespoke to your school. A practical episode full of actionable steps.
    Notes And LinksHere is a list of links to some of the things we reference on the show.
    Curriculum for Wales online webinar – https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/events/ (Sign up)
    Curriculum for Wales overview – https://gov.wales/curriculum-wales-overview (Website)
    Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/Cornerstonesedu (@Cornerstonesedu)
    https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/curriculum/cwricwlwm-maestro/ (Cwricwlwm Maestro – More information)
    https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/ (Cornerstones Education – Website)

    • 32 min
    Blended and remote learning at primary school: how does it really work?

    Blended and remote learning at primary school: how does it really work?

    With schools having a legal duty to provide remote education during the pandemic, what are the practical implications for primary schools? Caroline is joined by Curriculum Director, Melanie Moore, to discuss the opportunities and challenges posed by remote learning and offer practical solutions using your curriculum.
    Notes And LinksHere is a list of links to some of the things we reference on the show.
    FREE Editable remote education policy for primary schools – https://cornerstones--live.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/10/28194417/Remote-education-policy.doc (Word Document)
    FREE Planning for home learning using Curriculum Maestro – https://cornerstones--live.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/10/28151113/Planning-for-home-learning-using-Curriculum-Maestro.pdf (Infographic)
    Blended and remote learning – https://www.gofundme.com/f/send-100-great-black-britons-to-every-school?utm_source=customerandutm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheetandutm_medium=copy_link_all (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)

    • 25 min
    Black history: inclusion and education with Dr Angelina Osborne

    Black history: inclusion and education with Dr Angelina Osborne

    Racism, diversity and inclusion are continually pressing issues, and we in education play a vital role. Part of the solution is to broaden the inclusion of Black history in the curriculum. In this special episode, Caroline talks to Black history expert, Angelina Osborne, author of the bestselling book, 100 Great Black Britons. They discuss raising awareness of the lives and achievements of Black British people, the need for teaching beyond the slave trade and civil rights, and how teachers can approach this. An essential listen for anyone in education.
    Notes And LinksHere is a list of links to some of the things we reference on the show.
    100 Great Black Britons – https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=100+great+black+britonsandcrid=1CO3H5N9I5Z6Yandsprefix=100+great%2Caps%2C157andref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9 (Book)
    Dr Angelina Osborne – https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelina-osborne-17789a50/ (LinkedIn)
    Follow on Twitter – https://twitter.com/100blackbritons (@100blackbritons)
    Give Racism the Red Card – advise for schools
    Send a copy of 100 Great Black Britons to every school – https://www.gofundme.com/f/send-100-great-black-britons-to-every-school?utm_source=customerandutm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheetandutm_medium=copy_link_all (Go Fund Me campaign)
    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)

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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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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