In this episode, Brendan Lee speaks with Emma Turner. She is an experienced school leader, author and co-host of the Mind the Gap podcast with Tom Sherrington. In this conversation, we dig into her recent books:
- Simplicitus: The interconnected primary curriculum and effective subject leadership
- Simplicitus Altius: Leading the interconnected primary curriculum
- Initium (released 29 Sep): Cognitive science and research-informed primary practice
Her ability to describe what teachers need to know about curriculum development will leave you scribbling down notes throughout the episode. She also touches on what school leaders need to consider, cognitive science through the lens of a primary teacher and much more!
- Be More Toddler
- Let’s Talk about Flex
- Jennifer Gonzalez: Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers
- The Magic Weaving Business by Sir John Jones
- The Behaviour Manual and They Don’t Behave For Me by Sam Strickland
- The Art and Science of Teaching Primary Reading by Christopher Such
- Thinking Deeply About Primary Mathematics by Kieran Mackle
- Teaching for Mastery by Mark Mccourt
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About Emma Turner
Emma Turner has served in primary education for 25 years. She has worked in multiple schools across Leicestershire and has been a class teacher, assistant headteacher, deputy headteacher and one half of one of the UK’s first and youngest all female co headships.
She has written five bestselling books on multiple aspects of education including leadership, curriculum design, cognitive science and flexible working.
Emma has been a consultant for the national strategies, trust research and CPD lead across 15 primary and SEMH schools, as well as providing school improvement support nationally and internationally. Emma is also a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and Advisory board member for the global equality collective; she also co hosts the popular education podcast, “Mind the Gap” with Tom Sherrington. She speaks at leadership and curriculum events across the world and has over 20 years’ experience in school to school support. Emma regularly guest lectures within ITE and ECF and has a special interest in the development of early career teachers.