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A Broad and Balanced Curriculum in Primary Schools

A Broad and Balanced Curriculum in Primary Schools
Educating the whole child

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June 2019 | 296 pages | Learning Matters
As pressures of standardised testing and the focus on English and maths impact on teaching time, how can teachers ensure that the curriculum truly is broad and balanced? How do we ensure that we are educating the whole child? This book provides both an exploration of the current challenges in the curriculum as well as practical guidance on how to tackle them. This book is needed to contextualise the current situation and to inform and inspire today's teachers to teach across the curriculum.

Susan Ogier and Tony Eaude
Introduction: Understanding the context of children’s lives: Supporting holistic education
PART 1 Understanding the context of children’s lives
Kate Thorpe
1. Resourcing the spirit of the child: Creativity in the contemporary classroom
Rachel Mason
2. Creating a space for exploring self identity
Tony Eaude
3. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
Susan Ogier
4. Child mental health and the role of the arts
Aimee Quickfall
5. Philosophy and Learning to Think
Carrie Winstanley
6. Developing a supportive ethos for all learners
PART 2- Making Learning Meaningful: Teaching and assessing a broad and balanced curriculum
Tony Eaude
7. Learning to Enquire: The role of the humanities
Robert Watts
8. Stranger Things in the classroom: Drawing inspiration from children’s visual culture
Michael Rosen
9. Writing as an art form: an author’s perspective
Tessa Willy, Richard Dunne and Emilie Martin
10. Learning to thrive with nature
Pinky Jain
11. Balancing the equation
Susan Ogier and Nick Corston
12. Connecting STEM with the Arts: because it makes sense
Maria Vinney
13. Assessing the whole child
PART 3- The Reflective Teacher: Developing as a professional in the primary classroom
Genea Alexander and Julie Sutton
14. The teacher’s palette: Creative and holistic learning spaces
Teresa Cremin
15. The personal in the professional
Tony Eaude
16. Differing views of Professionalism: Implications for primary teachers
Kate Thorpe
17. The creative teacher: Agency and empowerment
Robert Morgan
18. Myth busting in the contemporary primary classroom
Susan Ogier and Tony Eaude
End piece: Looking back and looking ahead

Excellent book written by passionate autors. Really easy to follow and use.

Mrs Kathryn Stokell
Initial Teacher Training, Liverpool John Moores University
September 12, 2019

This book has been published at the perfect time and supports the new Ofsted framework well.

Mr Drew Quayle
Faculty of Health , Social Care & Education, Anglia Ruskin University
August 19, 2019

an easy to read straightforward book that the students seem to like due to the concise and neat layout

Mrs maureen eyers
Education Health & Community, Liverpool John Moores University
February 13, 2020

A solid addition to the reading list; contemporary issues covered

Mrs Emma Harvey
ECLIPS, Suffolk New College
July 24, 2020