We're excited to share a new educational film resource for primary schools that outlines a whole school approach to community engagement and a localised and community focused approach to primary curriculum.
We offer bespoke teacher training and school support to accompany the resource - you can read more about this here.
The film outlines an approach to curriculum that actively engages with local communities and resources, and involves and engages families in classroom learning. Strategies and approaches are outlined that support teachers to adapt topics to be more socially, culturally and locally relevant to pupils.
The video outlines a methodological process that teachers can follow through a series of animations, and a case study of a Year 5 topic 'Women Who Made a Difference' at Sandringham Primary School in Forest Gate, east London. We've been working with Sandringham Primary School alongside three other UK primary schools for the past four years to explore what effective practice to engage local communities at school could be, and to develop tools for more culturally-responsive teaching pedagogy.
Read more about Schools With Roots here.