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.

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

Fallen Fields - WW1 project and resources

Using Fallen Fields in the classroom

November 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. 100 years on from the loss of 20 million lives and the suffering of many more, our fully-resourced, cross-curricular UKS2 project, Fallen Fields, helps to mark this important anniversary in the classroom. Teacher and Curriculum Lead, Adam Newman, offers his simple tips… Read more

Episode 24: How to set up continuous and enhanced provision in the Early Years

 Summary This podcast features Emma Reynolds, an Assistant Headteacher and EYFS leader across three schools with over 20 years experience. Emma talks to host Caroline Pudner about the importance of good quality continuous and enhanced provision in Early Years settings, and what to consider when planning, resourcing and managing them. Links The Cornerstones Curriculum… Read more

Episode 21: How to choose the best primary teaching resources

 Summary Host Caroline Pudner talks to Curriculum Manager, Catherine Scutt, who leads the resource team at Cornerstones. They discuss the important role that resources play in supporting a coherent curriculum and what to consider when choosing them. Catherine also describes the quality control process that her team follows to create the resources for the… Read more

How to choose the best primary teaching resources

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