For a transformational uplift

Reclaiming the Curriculum, Bill Laar & Jackie Holderness (Crown House;Pb £16.99), reviewed by Dr Katy Smart.

SATs results and Ofsted judgements have been the cause for many schools, including nursery schools, of a narrowing curriculum focus. Teaching has perhaps become less creative and innovative. For me, as someone who has always tried to swim against this tide and employ a wider and more imaginative approach to learning, it was so refreshing to read examples of a more creative whole-school teaching ethos, ones that will enthuse the reader and hopefully encourage them in their own practice.


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