Our past & ongoing work
These snapshots each represent a relationship we have with a school or an organisation. They all started as frank and open conversations, in which we assessed the needs of the setting and asked the difficult questions, to understand best how we could work with them. There are some interviews, summaries of our projects, work that learners have produced in schools and a couple of other bits and pieces. If you have any questions about anything you see or read here, please get in touch and we can explain in more detail.
Curious-city: Curriculum design & innovation
Launching Curious-city in a specialist ASD setting was a new and interesting challenge and we got a great response from the brilliant staff of Venturers’ Academy
Read the sections of The Dolphin School's Ofsted report that show the effect Curious-city is having.
A film of our enquiry in a day at The Croft, where we asked learners, "Should a building contrast or complement its environment?
Goddard Park, Swindon
Chair of Governors Reg Thoburn and Deputy Head Jo Harding talk about how Curious-city fits in with their schools aims.
Working with the staff at St. Werburghs to help them streamline a curriculum full of good ideas but lacking in clarity
Asking Year 6 children whether or not a building should complement or contrast the landscape resulted in a great day and some brilliant work.
Some work from learners at The Croft which derived from the visit of Heritage England's Michael Gorely and linked to their enquiry, "How can we learn about people from the past?"
A second piece of work based on the enquiry "How can we learn about people from the past?" in which students brought and discussed clothing.
Lighting up Learning International: Facilitating system-wide change
Read the Jamaica Observer article looking at the success of our work with their headteachers country-wide.
See Nicholas' video retrospective on the EFMMa work in Colombia.
Nicholas long association with The British Council lead to him writing a section of their 2016 core programme document.
Coaching Partners: Coaching, mentoring & counselling
LEAD: Non-school educational programmes
Press & op-ed articles
Caves, watering holes & firesides - a framework for independent learning
How curriculum is a part of everything a school does and can't be pulled out like a Jenga block.