Simplicitus Altius: Leading the Interconnected Primary Curriculum

Simplicitus Altius: Leading the Interconnected Primary Curriculum

By Emma Turner

Published 06 Apr 2023

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Simplicitus Altius is the companion book to Simplicitus: The Interconnected Primary Curriculum and Effective Subject Leadership. Building on the initial ideas from Simplicitus, this book now explores further challenges in effective curriculum design within primary including reading and its place in curriculum design, child development and movement, how to get started with writing your curriculum, how to produce usable, useful and workable documentation, planning for mixed age classes, and a complete evaluation section to get to the heart of your curriculum offer.

Rooted in decades of experience and research, and packed full of exemplar materials and workable proformas, Altius unpicks and presents efficient solutions to some of the perennial issues faced by primary when designing a curriculum.

The approaches contained within Simplicitus and Altius have been used successfully by hundreds of schools and thousands of primary colleagues both nationally and internationally to help design and evaluate their curriculum offer. Primary curriculum design can be challenging but it need not be difficult. It can be Simplicitus.
Emma Turner has served in primary education for 25 years. She 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 been a consultant for the national strategies, trust research and CPD lead across 15 Leicestershire primary schools, and currently works part time as deputy director of education for a West Midlands trust across 18 primary schools.

She has previously written four books on education: Simplicitus: The Interconnected Primary Curriculum and Effective Subject Leadership, Be More Toddler, Let's Talk About Flex, and The Extended Mind In Action. She co-hosts the podcast Mind the Gap with Tom Sherrington and regularly speaks at national and international events about leadership and curriculum design.

Emma has trained thousands of colleagues in effective subject leadership and curriculum design and provides school improvement support both locally, nationally and internationally. She regularly guest lectures within ITE and ECF and has a special interest in the development of early career teachers.
Emma is also a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and Advisory board member for the Global Equality Collective. You can find her on Twitter as @Emma_Turner75.
  • Author Emma Turner
  • ISBN 9781398388703
  • No. of Pages 192
  • Format Paperback
  • Publication Date 06 Apr 2023