The Curriculum Conch








“WHAT we teach isn’t some sidebar issue in education: it is education”.

Dr David Steiner of John Hopkins University


We find ourselves in an edu-world ‘Lord of the Flies’ style lawless limbo land – no more exams (or do we?), remote teaching until Easter and very questionable mass testing. All the normal ‘rules’ and ‘norms’ seem a distant memory right now. Yet teachers, support staff and school leaders across the country continue to hold firm and wade through an ever-shifting unknown world.


We carry on as normal where we can. One such norm we continue to carry on is our discussions on the curriculum. Just like Lord of the Flies, where the conch serves as a symbol of normality and order, our curriculum conch must allow us to refocus on what is most important, now and in the future....


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