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School 21 Learning Visit (23 June 2023)

CourseCulture of innovationDeliberately developmentalDesigning for the systemExpansive curriculum for all

1 in person sessions

Stratford, London

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Expected course start date: June 2023

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An Expansive Curriculum of the Head, Heart and Hand

Why visit School 21?

There is a renewed interest in how we can offer our young people a broader, more expansive, and more engaging curriculum that develops the whole child.  There are growing requirements of employers for young people to be equipped with a rich balance of knowledge, skills and dispositions. There is also an increasing need for our young people to be confident that they can navigate the complexities of today’s world.

At Big Education we believe in a meaningful education for every young person, empowering them to make a positive difference in their communities, for our world, and for their futures. The school visits are your chance to find out how our schools have developed a broad head (academics), heart (character and wellbeing) and hand (creativity and problem solving) curriculum.

What to expect

At School 21 you’ll see oracy and project-based learning in action, engaging with students along the way.

We welcome everyone to see our culture and practices, experience our curriculum, and see it in action. Because School 21 is an all-through, 4 to 18 school, the visit will be relevant for anyone interested in both Primary and Secondary.

We have had over 1,000 schools visit School 21 since we opened in 2021.  To ensure we can sustain the quality of our visits we have to make a charge of £345 per person to cover our time and require a minimum of 8 people to register.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Meet the facilitator

Joe Pardoe and the School 21 team

Big Education and Former School 21 Leader

Joe Pardoe began his teaching career in Japan and China before completing the Teach First programme (2011) in Hull teaching History and Politics. After moving to School 21 to establish the Humanities Department, he became head of Project Based Learning before moving to a role looking at whole school curriculum innovation. He now works at the Big Education Trust.

Important information

Who is this course aimed at?

We welcome everyone to visit School 21, specifically if you’re interested in our Head, Heart, Hand curriculum, real-world and project-based learning, and oracy practices.

How does this course contribute to a Big Education?

Our visits are mutually beneficial to the school community and those who visit, we love to share our practices and hope to inspire others in the sector to build a more expansive curriculum or partner with us on our journey.

School 21 Learning Visit (23 June 2023)

1 in person sessions


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