Caroline Pudner

Caroline is a Curriculum Developer at Cornerstones. She writes curriculum materials, teaching resources and blogs. Caroline has 10 years primary teaching experience and has worked in both museums and galleries education and adult education.

Episode 29: What are knowledge organisers and how can we use them in the primary classroom?

In this podcast, Caroline talks to Curriculum Manager, Catherine Scutt. They take a closer look at a resource that’s gaining popularity in primary schools: the knowledge organiser. Caroline and Catherine explain what to consider when writing knowledge organisers and share tips on how to use them best in the primary classroom. They also describe how… Read more

Cornerstones in action: How to make teacher workload work

Curriculum Lead and experienced primary teacher, Adam Newman, reflects on the current issue of teacher workload and offers practical tips for busy teachers. He describes how the Cornerstones Curriculum has helped reduce workload at his school, Farmillo Primary in Nottinghamshire. The workload issue I have to admit; I feel nervous about the recent agenda around… Read more

Episode 27: Cornerstones in action: reducing teacher workload with Adam Newman

In this podcast, Caroline talks to Adam Newman, Year 6 teacher and Curriculum Lead at Farmillo Primary in Nottinghamshire. Adam gives his take on the teacher workload issue and describes how the Cornerstones Curriculum has impacted on workload at his school. Links The Cornerstones Curriculum The Curriculum magazine Cornerstones in action: How to make teacher… Read more

How connected is your curriculum?

In recent blogs, we’ve explored the importance of curriculum principles and articulating the curriculum design process. In this edition, Melanie Moore, author of the Cornerstones Curriculum, explains the importance of designing a well-connected and robust curriculum framework. ‘Invisible threads are the strongest ties.’ Friedrich Nietzsche There’s not one person who sets out to write a… Read more

Episode 26: How connected is your curriculum?

In this podcast, Caroline and Mel explore the importance of designing a well-connected and robust curriculum framework. They also highlight the different ways that connections are built into the Cornerstones Curriculum, helping children deepen their knowledge and skills. Links The Cornerstones Curriculum The Curriculum magazine A summary of Amanda Spielman’s (HCMI Ofsted) latest curriculum update… Read more

A summary of Amanda Spielman’s (HCMI Ofsted) latest curriculum update

As Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, releases a new blog reflecting on their recent countrywide curriculum research, we highlight the next steps for schools and take a look at what inspectors will be looking for in terms of curriculum. You can read Spielman’s full blog here, but here’s my summary of the main points. Ofsted’s… Read more