Philippa Cordingley

You won’t find this summer reading list in WHSmith

The next few weeks present a rare opportunity to read up on research that can challenge your thinking and practices

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Summer is a time to switch off from the classroom. But it’s also a chance to reflect on our practice and challenge our thinking through research. To diversify your holiday literature, here are my recommended reads on three often underestimated challenges in education.

1. The curriculum

Curee’s 2016 research into school improvement for Teach First pointed strongly to the importance of a curriculum that connects pupils’ learning experiences in school with their lives beyond it. Meanwhile, Ofsted’s new inspection framework will rightly focus on strategic curriculum leadership. But most ...

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