A Level Curriculum: Product Design & Fashion & Textiles
Maximising Results in A Level Fashion & Textiles
14th November 2018 – St Mary Redcliffe & Temple School, Bristol, BS1 6RT
The day will encourage delegates to think differently about how they approach the A level & to challenge & reflect on how they currently do things. There will be a range of activities that will help delegates find solutions that will work in their classroom immediately, along with resources that support longer term planning.
- To create students who are engaged & who take more responsibility for their learning.
- To recommend key priorities for knowledge & understanding.
- To develop strategies that embed learning, along with developing higher order thinking strategies that help students maximise their grades.
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(Award winning inspirational coach, trainer, teacher and author)
Julie has over 30 years experience in D&T education working in a number of leadership roles including as a senior leader. She now works as a D&T consultant & author supporting & training teachers. This includes delivering independent courses with her husband, Paul Boyd, as well as for organisations such as Osiris, Keynote Educational, The National STEM Learning Centre, and the D&T Association where she is currently the Lead Textiles Consultant. She was awarded a Guardian Teacher award in recognition of her innovative teaching, as well as a leadership award from the D&T Association. She writes and sells her own resources and has also published GCSE and KS3 textiles textbooks. She also produces resources for the D&T Association, and has supported the development of D&T resources by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. She has also worked as an examiner and moderator for several exam boards. Julie is particularly interested in raising the achievement of boys, innovative teaching methods, and updating the textiles curriculum using smart, modern and electronic textiles. Outside of education Julie has worked as a retail manager for Mothercare, as well as coaching leadership teams in non educational settings, such as Nottingham City Council.