Caroline Pudner, primary teacher and Cornerstones Consultant, looks at how schools can approach the important task of resourcing their curriculums, and finds that quality and coherence is everything. Step away from the quick downloads! It’s time to consider the quality, integrity and durability of your teaching resources. The problem with resources Like many teachers, I… Read more
If you’ve been wondering ‘What exactly is the Cornerstones Curriculum?’ then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we look at the principles behind it, what’s included, and how it can make an impact in your school. Book a demo What is the Cornerstones Curriculum? The Cornerstones Curriculum is a coherent, skills and… Read more
Episode 17 of The Curriculum explores how a coherent curriculum can help a school make remarkable progress. Host Caroline Pudner talks to Bev Dodd – teacher and Education Consultant at Cornerstones. They discuss Bev’s latest visit to an exemplary primary school in Rochdale, who have used the Cornerstones Curriculum to help them move from Special Measures to Outstanding in a relatively short space of time.
Like all teachers, I am often fascinated by the things that children say and write. However, I’m only too familiar with the frustration they feel when they can’t find the words, despite the proximity of that word wall! It’s only when we look beyond the word wall and consider the many ways we use language… Read more
‘Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. Some collect art. And Jerome? Jerome collected words…’ The Word Collector is a thought-provoking, enjoyable story. It is based around a character called Jerome: a boy who utterly adores words. Jerome collects words that he encounters in his everyday life, be they intriguing or exciting, simple, multi-syllabic… Read more
Are you a Cornerstones Hub user? If the answer is yes then look out for our four free fantastic Olympics mini projects to help your school celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games! Here they are: Tumble! – Nursery and Reception Team! – KS1 Spirit! – LKS2 Champion! – UKS2 Each project has a… Read more
When I was a teacher, I had a few trusted colleagues to whom I could turn for advice. This was particularly important when I was an NQT or starting to teach a new curriculum. But teachers at any stage in their career value the ideas, suggestions and opinions of others. Our profession works best when… Read more