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Mixed Age Planning
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Curriculum Design, Planning and Teaching in a Mixed Age Setting
In this session Emma Turner will outline the core principles and considerations for planning the primary curriculum in a mixed age setting. Addressing key aspects of sequencing, planning, assessment and primary curriculum design, Emma will provide a comprehensive overview of how to ensure mixed age curriculum planning is both manageable, impactful and rooted in both common sense and best practice.
Curriculum leads, SLTs and Headteachers in primary mixed age settings.
- To ensure colleagues are secure in their understanding of approaches to sequencing, pitch, assessment and provision of mixed age curriculum design
- To outline key best practice considerations in curriculum design for mixed age settings.
- To understand the core principles of effective curriculum design and the associated considerations and adaptations for a mixed age setting
- Delegates will receive training in how to design and evaluate an effective curriculum for a mixed age setting.
About Emma Turner
Emma Turner has served in primary education for 25 years. She has been a class teacher, assistant headteacher, deputy headteacher and one half of one of the UK’s first and youngest all-female co headships. She has been a consultant for the National Strategies; Trust Research and CPD lead across 15 Leicestershire primary schools, and currently works part time as Deputy Director of Education for a West Midlands trust across 18 primary schools.
She has written four previous books on education – Simplicitus – The Interconnected primary curriculum and effective subject leadership; Simplicitus Altius – Leading the Interconnected Primary Curriculum; Be More Toddler; Let’s Talk about Flex; and co authored, “The Extended Mind In Action” with Oliver Caviglioli and David Goodwin. She Co hosts the John Catt Educational Podcast, “Mind the Gap” with Tom Sherrington and regularly speaks at national and international events about leadership, curriculum design and research informed practice.
She has trained thousands of colleagues in primary schools in effective subject leadership and curriculum design and provides school improvement support both locally, nationally and internationally. She regularly guest lectures within ITE and ECF, as well as at UK and International Universities. Emma has a special interest in the development of early career teachers.
Emma is also a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and Advisory board member for the Global Equality Collective.