NaPTEC Spring Seminar 2019


57 Flavours:

Looking at the Broad and Balanced Curriculum

Friday 29th March 2019, 10am to 3pm

University of Worcester
St John’s Campus, WR2 6AJ
Binyon Building Room BY G199

This event is an exciting opportunity for all teachers and teacher educators in the primary phase with an interest in curriculum and teacher development to explore the current curriculum landscape within schools.

The seminar is designed to be a collaborative event which will examine the impact of the narrowing of the curriculum. Through speakers and workshops, the seminar aims to offer insights into how we can support a broad and balanced curriculum within schools and still meet the challenges and demands of a results-focused system.


Flora Barton

Flora is the headteacher at Crowmarsh Gifford CE Primary School in Oxfordshire. After being educated in Tunisia, the former Yugoslavia, Canada, the USA and the United Kingdom, FloraBarton started her formal educational career within an EBD school in Worcestershire while completing her BA degree and PGCE at Worcester University. Her earliest teaching position included working within a two-room schoolhouse where she taught years 3, 4, 5 and 6 in one classroom. Whilst there, she obtained a place on the NCSL's Fast Track programme, completing both Leadership Pathways and her NPQH qualification. She served for four years on the GTCE and recently completed her Master’s Degree in Education. She is now in her sixth year of headship. Her school, Crowmarsh Gifford CE Primary, is known for challenging the status quo and truly putting children and staff at the heart of everything. @FloraBarton


Flora Barton


Geoff Rutherford

Geoff is Headteacher at The Wyche, a small primary school set in a semi-rural location in Malvern. In recent years the school has acquired a reputation for its innovative approach to the curriculum and learning. He has spoken at conferences predominantly on the theme of Curriculum Design and has written two books, one on The “Wyche Curriculum” and the other entitled “Wyche Way to Teach”.


Geoff Rutherford

Richard Kieran

Richard is in his 27th year of teaching. Thirteen of these have been as a Head teacher. He currently leads Woodrow First School in Redditch, serving an area of profound disadvantage. The school is acknowledged for its work using Mantle of the Expert. He is adamant children will have a meaningful voice in their schooling. Richard has worked with teachers and children in schools across UK, Europe and the Middle East as well with ITT students in Birmingham, London, Leeds and Worcester. He has led teacher education exchange projects in Palestine and taught for four years at a Summer School for drama teachers in Jordan. He is at his happiest in the classroom asking questions he doesn’t know the answers to, constructing narratives and stories with children as well as working alongside the incredible team at Woodrow.


Richard Kieran


Delegate fee £50 - Including lunch + refreshments

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