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Great review of Taking Forward the Primary Curriculum January 17, 2014

Posted by Alex, Managing Director in John Catt Educational news.

We are delighted that our October 2013 release Taking Forward the Primary Curriculum has been received with open arms in primary schools up and down the UK – so much so, in fact, that we have already had to order a reprint, the original print run having been quickly snapped up by teachers, Heads, governors and Local Authorities.

We have come across another great review of the book, by Professor Derek Bell, Professor of Education in The College of Teachers, and Visiting
Research Associate, Institute of Education, London:

Whether you read it in one or two sittings, as I did, or dip in and out of it, this book provides much food for thought and challenges preconceived ideas but, most of all, it reminds us of how exciting and stimulating the primary curriculum can and should be. So before you get bogged down in the detail of the National Curriculum statements, I would encourage anyone who has links with a primary school to take a step back as you plan your new curriculum and reflect on the values, ideas and approaches that underpin the education you are trying to provide for your pupils. A great way to start your preparation would be to get a copy of Taking forward the primary curriculum and read it, but don’t just put it to one side once your curriculum is planned keep returning to it to challenge and remind you and your colleagues of what you are trying to achieve – the best possible education for all your pupils.

Read the full review on the website of The National Education Trust: http://www.nationaleducationtrust.net/TakingForwardThePrimaryCurriculum.php



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