As headteacher of a state primary school for over 12 years, I am constantly asking myself what our young people should learn, and why. During my teacher training, I learned plenty about how to teach. But the literal meaning of ‘education’, from the Latin educare, is ‘to draw out’ or ‘to lead out’. So in its more enlightened format, education is not simply a process of teaching, of putting in. Rather it is an engaging process of discovery that stimulates curiosity, nurtures passions and enables young people to lead relevant projects of learning.

With that in mind, we have developed learning in ...


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