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Episode 5: The Christmas Edition

  • Posted by Paul Martin
  • On December 13, 2018
Say no to Gradgrind, and Yes to Scrooge and Creativity… One of the most frequently heard criticisms of a Knowledge-Rich curriculum is that it will turn all teachers into domineering lecturers, presiding over row after row of bowed heads, repeating sentence after sentence after sentence in an attempt to beat learning into reluctant young minds. […]
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Amethyst Academies Trust Knowledge Rich Conference

  • Posted by Paul Martin
  • On November 19, 2018
On Friday 16th November the Amethyst Academies trust held it’s first conference speaking about our experiences moving to a Knowledge Rich Curriculum. We were joined by colleagues from across the West Midlands keen to find out more about our journey, how we approached problems and how we solved them along the way. Throughout the morning […]
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Episode 4: The Art and Craft of Building a Structure

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 8, 2018
Wolverhampton, home of the Amethyst Trust, is hardly renowned for… well, for very much at all really. Year after year we Wulfrunians must suffer the fate of our beloved city being slated in articles which run down our culture, our environment, our facilities – even our accents! OK, so perhaps the Midlands canal system cannot […]
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Episode 3: Knowledge Books: The Magical Key

  • Posted by admin
  • On October 22, 2018
We had the outline. We had the skeleton. We even had the will, and the intent. But still our curriculum hadn’t yet come alive… Thinking about the next steps in developing our Knowledge-Rich curriculum in the Amethyst Trust led me to thinking about another favourite tale of mine: The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian […]
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