Summer Turner

I teach, therefore I am.

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Knowledge Organisers – facts not fads

There’s been an interesting set of discussions recently on the blogosphere about the use of knowledge organisers in schools. I don’t think there is a magic bullet which is the … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · 5 Comments

Leadership – finding the perfect note

A write up of my presentation at #TMExcel #Leadership According to LinkedIn (!) it’s my third year anniversary of being a leader. It’s an interesting time to try to work … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Curriculum matters – a strategic plan

My slides from the Harris Academy October Conference. In this presentation, I gave an overview of the way a school/subject leader could begin thinking about the process of curriculum design. … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

That’s how the light gets in

My presentation at #TMEastLondon entitled: ‘Adding SPARKLE to Curriculum and Assessment Design’ ‘Curriculum and Assessment Design’ isn’t the sexiest title – as many of my family and friends were quick … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Chasing magic: WomenEd

One holiday during my childhood, we stayed in a old English country cottage. I had, if memory serves me right, just reached the age where I could be trusted to … Continue reading

October 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Radically Academic: a new approach to CPD

My slides from ResearchEd 2016 – 10/9/16. Book available for pre-order here:  

September 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Becoming an expert – Curriculum and Assessment Design.

At ResearchEd Rugby and ResearchEd York this year, I presented on curriculum and assessment design. In the sessions I explored the idea of the missing expertise in curriculum and assessment … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Burden of Care

First posted on the Labour Teachers Blog. During my childhood, I was once given the responsibility of supervising my much younger cousin as we walked down to the flat sand … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Don’t tell me there’s no joy.

At my school, It is exam season once again (half-termly tests are our norm and now end of year exams are near) and the library is full of pupils pouring … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

Curricula, Curricula!

I love curriculum. Talking about it, playing with it, designing it, implementing it, enacting it, assessing it. (So much so that I often find myself singing ‘Curricula, Curricular’ to the … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · 1 Comment