Knowledge-Based Curriculum in Primary – From Theory to Practice
Why adopt a knowledge-based curriculum and what does it look like in a primary school? The speakers will look at the rationale behind the primary curriculum at Inspiration Trust, how it is being implemented by changing the whole school attitude and culture to teaching and learning with a knowledge focus. In addition, they will address key issues such as resources, staff buy-in, what knowledge rich lessons are and what they are not and how to plan for low stakes quizzing on an ongoing basis.
Tarjinder Wilkinson is an experienced primary school teacher having taught across both Key Stage 1 and 2 in disadvantaged schools in Birmingham, London and Leicester. She is currently working as a Year 5 teacher and is delivering the Inspiration Trust’s knowledge-based curriculum.
Louise Scott is a Principal of coastal primary school Great Yarmouth and a Future Leader. She is developing the knowledge-rich curriculum with a focus on vocabulary and fluency. Her practice and that of her school’s is informed by cognitive science research. She believes in a great education for all and serving those from the areas of disadvantage.