Building a curriculum grounded in evidence about how children learn.


There is a lot of discussion around curriculum at the moment, but very few practical examples of how to design programmes of study and units of work. At Reach Academy, an all through school in Feltham, primary and secondary teachers have been collaborating over the last three years to design curriculum programmes which are intelligently sequenced, coherent in approach and underpinned by evidence from cognitive psychology in how children learn. In this session Jon will share examples of the materials being used and the research principles at the heart of the approach. Jon Hutchinson is head of curriculum development at Reach Academy Feltham, and a tutor on Ambition Institute’s Masters in Expert Teaching. He had taught across Key Stages 1 and 2 as a primary teacher, and currently teaches A Level. Jon has also acted as an expert advisor to the Department for Education, the Standards and Testing Agency, and Ofsted.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.