A teacher with 20 years experience of working in State schools in London, Martin was an Advanced Skills Teacher, Head of Department, Head of Faculty and an Assistant Head Teacher. Martin is interested in developing Teaching and Learning by building on the tradition of grammar, dialectic and rhetoric. Martin is currently working on two more books, more will be revealed soon!
Is Knowledge Enough?
This session examines whether a ‘knowledge rich curriculum’ is a meaningful idea and addressing questions such as whose knowledge, what knowledge, and why? The session will explore whether schools have the confidence and ability to justify the curriculum choices they have made, with the backdrop of high stakes accountability, identity politics entering the realm of curriculum choices, and an input/output model of learning gaining ground in many classrooms