Recovery Curriculum CPD Twilight: Transparent Curriculum (research focus) - 7 October 2020

Supporting teachers to reset with a creative recovery curriculum, this FREE online CPD focuses on creative research to co-construct learning

Recovery Curriculum CPD sessions

This series of free CPD sessions have a Recovery Curriculum focus and will support you to use the creative arts to address the consequences of the pandemic on your students’ lives and learning. Based on the work of Barry Carpenter, Professor of Mental Health at Oxford Brookes, the sessions will focus on each of the five levers from the proposed curriculum: relationships, community, transparent curriculum, metacognition and space.

Delivered by the artists and creative practitioners who have developed activities for our new Recovery Curriculum Resource, each session will:

  • Offer guidance on putting the Recovery Curriculum principles into practice
  • Enable you to discuss with the artist and other educators how to adapt the activities to suit your Key Stage and cohort, make them more guided, or more student-led
  • Explore the ways the arts can support students’ wellbeing and readjustment to school life
  • Provide an opportunity to network and share advice with colleagues

This session will focus on Lever 3 – Transparent Curriculum

In this session, artist and creative facilitator Shermaine Slocombe will share tips and activities to support your students in researching their own art projects. This is a chance to understand how artists work so you can inspire your students to think about a range of different topics, broaden their perceptions of creativity, and ignite their curiosity.

Most artists and art projects start with a topic that is interesting or a burning question that needs answering. Artists adopt a different way of looking and a different way of asking. By tapping into students’ interests, a creative research activity can address lost time at school while also rebuilding learner confidence.

In the session, you will explore the benefits of good questioning skills to help students develop a better understanding of a topic and expand on their ideas creatively. Shermaine will share advice and tips on how to give students opportunities to co-construct their own learning methods around research, with the aim of re-establishing relationships with their peers and teachers.

The activities explored in this CPD are suitable for KS2 and KS3, however the session will also provide tips in how to adapt them further and we encourage teachers who work with all age ranges to attend.

The activities can be found in our free online Reset resource, under Lever 3.


These free CPD sessions are delivered as part of Reset – our programme of support in response to the pandemic. For more information on the full programme go to

Event Details




07 October 2020


4:30PM 6:00PM



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