Privacy & Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

 
Contrary to popular belief, cookies are not programs or applications. In fact, they don’t really do anything at all. They are simple text files which typically contain a few basic pieces of information: site details and a unique user ID.
 
On your first visit to our website a cookie file is downloaded to your browser. The next time you visit our site your browser will check to see if it has a relevant cookie stored and send that information back to our website server. This enables our site to ‘know’ that you’ve visited in the past and update our user information with basic details about your visit. No personal or confidential information is able to be uploaded to our site in this way.
 

What types of cookies we use

 
Our website uses just a few cookies: Google Analytics cookies for storing anonymous information about your visit, such as which pages you visit and how long for, and a user ID cookie for allowing website admins to login and make changes to the website (this latter cookie doesn’t affect visitors to our site).
 

What they do and how long they stay on your system

 
Cookie Name Purpose Expiration Time
_ga Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gid Used to distinguish users 24 hours
_gat Used to throttle request rate 1 minute
PHPSESSID Used to create a session ID for the admin section of the site After session has been logged out
 
You can read the Google Privacy Policies here.
 

How to disable cookies

 
Most browsers allow you to disable and delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain information about blocking and deleting cookies by visiting these links:
 
Please be aware that blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
 

How we use cookie data

 
We may process data about your use of our website, known as ‘usage data’. The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation process, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of use. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of our website. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, essentially monitoring and improving our website and services.
 

How we use contact form data

 
When you submit our website contact form we will use the data provided to contact you about your enquiry and nothing more. If you opt-in to marketing communications via the tick box on our contact form, we reserve the right to contact you from time to time with relevant email marketing materials. You have the right to request that your personal data be removed from our database at any time, either by following the unsubscribe link on our marketing communications or simply by contacting us using the details below.
 

Website security

 
Our website is encrypted with a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificate. SSL Certificates ensure a secure connection between a client and our website server, meaning you can submit personal details via our website without any fear of interception. You can find out whether you’re on a secure site by looking for the padlock icon next to the website domain name, or by simply checking the site address to make sure it starts ‘https’ as opposed to just ‘http’… The ‘s’ stands for secure!
 

Amendments

 
We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version to our website. We recommend checking this page every now and then to ensure you’re happy with any changes to this policy.
 

Contacting us

 
This website is owned and operated by JONK Thinking and Learning Ltd.
 
You can contact us:
  • by post, at Marcelo Staricoff, JONK Thinking and Learning Ltd, 149 Preston Drove, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom, BN1 6FN
  • by using our contact form
  • by email, using info@jonklearning.co.uk
  • by phone, on 07811 480853
 

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