JONK Events

JONK Enrichment Day | Working with students from Nursery to Year 6 | CPD Staff Development Meeting | Holly Meadows School, Norfolk, VNET | Norfolk

Event Date: 18 Jun 19

A day working and modelling JONK initiatives throughout the school, spending time in each class and then leading a staff meeting at the end of the day ...read more

JONK Enrichment Day | Working with students from Nursery to Year 6 | CPD Staff Development Meeting |Ludham Primary School, Norfolk, VNET | Norfolk

Event Date: 19 Jun 19

Working with students in each class on JONK initiatives and leading a professional development staff meeting at the end of the day ...read more

Speaker | International Festival of Learning | Human Skills in a Technological World | West Suffolk College | Bury St. Edmunds

Event Date: 28 Jun 19

The session introduces participants to the principles and practical approaches that underpin the Joy of Not Knowing philosophy of education and of school leadership. Participants will be able to gain an understanding of why it is so good to not know and how this realisation through modelling has such a transformational impact of how children view themselves as learners and how they perceive that there no barriers to the process of learning https://www.ifleast.org/2019-speakers ...read more

El Placer de No Saber | JONK CPD Day for Teachers from the Bilingual Schools in Madrid | University of Sussex

Event Date: 04 Jul 19

Introducing the delegates from the bilingual schools in Madrid to the principles, philosophy and practical application of the Joy of Not Knowing approach, known as El Placer de No saber in Spanish as part of their two week CPD course at the University of Sussex ...read more

JONK CPD Day | St. Mark's CE Primary School TSA | East Sussex

Event Date: 04 Jul 19

A one day CPD Course for teachers and senior leaders on the principles and practical approaches to the Jo of Not Knowing Approach ...read more

JONK INSET Day at Hopton Primary School | VNET (Norfolk)

Event Date: 03 Sep 19

A JONK INSET Day to launch the 2019-2020 academic year with a JONK Learning to Learn Week ...read more

A JONK Enrichment Day for Sixth Form Students | St James Senior Girls' School, London

Event Date: 04 Sep 19

These practical JONK sessions will introduce Year 12 and Year 13 students to a wealth of initiatives designed to develop their creative, critical and philosophical thinking, equipping them with all they need to become intrinsically motivated to want to learn and successful as lifelong learners. ...read more

JONK Workshop at Optimus Conference | Manchester | Manchester Conference Venue

Event Date: 26 Sep 19

The Conference is Entitled 'Supporting the Progress of the More Able. The JONK workshops will provide participants with a wealth of practical and easy to implement ideas to inspire, challenge and motivate the more able and all children #oeMoreAble ...read more


Success Stories

I have already had some very positive feedback about the session so many many thanks for your contributions

- PGCE Course Leader

I'm a PGCE Primary student at Brighton and was really inspired by your lecture today. I studied Philosophy as part of my degree and love the idea of incorporating that into my lessons at school.

- Student | University of Brighton

We are 2 PGCE students at Brighton University and were recently at your highly inspiring lecture. We are currently on a placement in a year 3 class and have been given the opportunity to run a learning to learn/ PSHE day on the first day back after half term. We would like this day to focus on team building and PSHE type games in order to re-establish class rules and relationships. There is currently a lot of low level disruptions and behaviour issues, which is inhibiting learning. We would like to address these issues- can you help?

- Student | University of Brighton

I just wanted to drop you a little message to thank you for bringing in Marcelo this morning. To put it simply, he was utterly inspiring. His philosophy, ideas and approach to teaching has instilled in me a great deal of enthusiasm ahead of SBT2 and I cannot wait to get going again.

- Teacher

Thank you! The lecture you gave today at Brighton University was superb, a real inspiration to see that it is still possible to create a more holistic approach to learning that isn’t ruled by the chasing of numbers and figures; that views children as human beings with infinite potential rather than statistics. I would love to have any further tips you are willing to share that would help me implement this ethos into my teaching approach. I really felt that the information you provided today complemented yesterday’s lecture on ability grouping and has given me plenty of food for thought about my practice in the future.

- Teacher

Firstly, thank you for such a refreshing lecture this morning. Speaking with fellow students, it's easy to get bogged down with worrying about planning and progression and levels, but this morning has been an exciting reminder of the joys of working with children. I noticed you mentioned maths investigations in your presentations which really interested me. I am teaching my first lesson of this placement this week, and have been asked to focus on an investigation that uses multiplication. Although I have looked at various websites and books I am yet to be inspired. Do you know of any resources that may be of use to me? I am working with a year 3 class of varied ability and really want to inspire and engage them, but so far I am not finding anything which I think could successfully do this.

- Teacher