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On The Couch: Perspectives on Alternative Curricular


In this On The Couch we have educationalists with experiences of leading and teaching alternative curriculum often in alternative settings.


We ask them to share their knowledge and experiences on the benefits and opportunities around offering, embedding or adapting alternative curricular in order to meet the needs of your pupils.


Our panel of experts offer advice and insights into how this can be achieved and share their thoughts on what the curricular they are involved in.


All masterfully chaired by Dr Virginia Bower.


This is an ideal webinar for all working in educational settings, student teachers and school leaders. Governors may also find this useful.


What's more it is FREE!!!!


Our Panel:

Joanna Hinson: Joanna started her career as a Nursery Nurse moving from working in hospitals to working in Early Years, and then in Primary schools. Joanna trained as a Forest School Leader in 2013 and helped deliver sessions in a London Primary School before moving to Chartham Primary School to be the dedicated Forest School Leader.

Joanna has also been part of a literacy team, run a School book shop, delivered Art sessions, been a School Governor, and part of a Steering Group at Lewisham Education regarding EYFS/Year 1 transition.

More recently Joanna has written a Guest Blog for Siren Films, contributed to an OMEP report, and aims to share Chartham's Outdoor Learning Journey on a weekly blog.

Take a look at Joanna's LinkedIn:


Emily Goff: Emily is a museum educator with over 10 years experience delivering and developing unique learning opportunities with museum collections for families, schools and community groups. After 8 years at the Natural History Museum, she now leads volunteer engagement at the Postal Museum in London.

Follow Emily on Twitter @ebewilson


David Carden: David started his teaching career as a sports science lecturer in FE, moving on to become a PE teacher and Head of Department in secondary before becoming Assistant Headteacher. Dave then changed direction taking up a position in a Local Authority SEMH School before moving on to become Deputy Head in an Independent Special School for children with trauma, SEMH and who were predominantly looked after. Dave is currently Headteacher of the Brick Lane School for children with ASC in Tower Hamletts.

Perspectives on Alternative Curriculum

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