Courses for Schools 

The needs and wishes of individual schools are used to design and deliver tailor made sessions that build on their own existing practice, ethos, values and visions. All these sessions come with a mixture of theory and practical activities and with a plethora of children’s work across the age-range to illustrate how each of the concepts and ideas discussed manifests itself within the daily life and routine of the classroom and school. All sessions can be delivered to clusters or individual schools as whole day INSET days, half days, away days, staff meetings or twilight sessions.

The Joy of Not Knowing

A one day theoretical, practical and interactive course for all staff more

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The Learning to Learn Week

This course focuses specifically on how to design, establish and embed the concept of a dedicated Le more

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 Introducing a philosophical approach to the curriculum, the teaching and learning process and more

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The Model of Excellence and Enjoyment

Establishing a non-prescriptive and flexible whole school approach to teaching, learning, challenge more

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The Lifelong Learning Dispositions

Embedding the JONK Lifelong Learning Dispositions and Behaviours into the life of the school and see more

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Links with the Local, National and Global Communities

Introducing the way that the JONK values, rights and lifelong learning dispositions enable the schoo more

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Students as Leaders of School Improvement

Introducing the concept of the JONK multi-professional teams to drive the school development plan an more

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Pupil Voice, Democracy and Change

Establishing termly optional open-ended challenges to all the children and their families to enable more

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Links with Families and Home Learning

 Using home learning as a means of developing creative thinking at home, developing links with more

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Challenge in the Curriculum

Intellectual challenge is an integral part of all parts of the teaching and learning process and of more

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Action Research and Evidence Based Practice

Introducing practical ideas that enable schools and individual practitioners to embed action research as part of their everyday practice more

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School Collaborative Research Projects

The various aspects of the JONK approach have been used by local authorities or other organisations more

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Devising Your Next Steps Alongside Pupils, Staff & Governors

Marcelo will work with staff and pupils to get to know your school, your context, your successes and more

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Success Stories

I had the most amazing day with the philosophy masterclass. We had great feedback from the teacher Mr S.

- Philosophy | Masterclass

D said it was the “best day ever”

- Philosophy | Masterclass

Marcelo Staricoff is amazing and inspiring

- Teacher | Brighton

JONKing at Coastal Federation was one of the best things we’ve done to inspire our children- go for it!

- Coastal Federation | Norfolk

Thank you for the JONK Course, excellent course and I can’t wait to start!

- Teacher | JONK Course

Great examples, brilliant presentation

- Headteacher | JONK Course