2019 Kickstart Your 5-year Plan Workshop

2019 Kickstart Your 5-year Plan Workshop


How do you bring big ideas, cognitive ability teaching (AO2 and AO3) and mastery learning into your 5-year curriculum? Kickstart Workshops will set you up for implementation, during June and July 2019. See below for the list of venues. 95% of teachers who attended last year would recommend them to colleagues. Can't leave school? Checkout the Online Course which covers the same material. Early-bird price until 31st March 2019.

GCSE-proof your curriculum by implementing Blueprint, a 5-year big ideas plan to maximise all students’ achievement and motivation. Our 1-day workshops will show you how to lick your schemes into shape for September 2019. 

Do your students struggle to apply knowledge in GCSE exams? Do they forget most of what they learned earlier? And do find yourself teaching superficially in order to get through the GCSE syllabus?

Kickstart will help you solve these problems by improving your curriculum design. It’s time to move away from teaching content as GCSE now demands more than basic knowledge - 60% of the marks are for ‘apply’ and ‘analyse’.

Kickstart will help you transition to a 5-year, big ideas approach. You will start the process of reshaping your curriculum into a progression of key concepts that leads students towards expert understanding. At the level of each unit, you will see how teaching towards clear objectives for applying and analysing can help weaker students improve by developing their cognitive abilities.

✔ 1 day highly practical, highly rated workshop
✔ Online course with video and webinars
✔ Kickstart Tools for switching to a big ideas curriculum for year 7
✔ Complete Mastery teaching materials for one year 7 concept

To make your job easier, we have created a 5-year big ideas curriculum framework. Blueprint is designed backwards from the new GCSE requirements and developed with an Awarding Body. Our analysis shows there is enough curriculum time to teach concepts and skills in depth and still get through the content.  Blueprint does this by building a strong foundation to build on later. This reduces the need for re-teaching and makes it easier to learn the factual details.

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If you book, you will get the Kickstart Online Course free (normally £79). Plus you'll get a free topic from our Complete Mastery Year 7 to put the principles into action.

Kickstart Workshops will be led by Tony Sherborne and the Mastery Science team, who designed the KS3 Science Syllabus and the 5-year plan with AQA.

Download the workshop overview and agenda

2 teachers? Raising a purchase order? Setting up a supplier? See below.


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Milton Keynes 



You can pay by credit card or by invoice.

Using a Purchase Order? Add a customer note during checkout. Your confirmation email will include the link to your invoice to pay.

Setting us up as a supplier? You can download the company details. This includes contact information and bank details. Contact us for further information.

Kickstart will give you practical ways to improve your current

 curriculum, and implement the principles immediately to maximise your learning. Download the agenda.  

  • Transform your curriculum into a 5-year plan for becoming expert at GCSE
  • Evaluate weaknesses in your curriculum objectives, teaching and assessment
  • Use Kickstart Tools to adapt your year 7 units for September 2019
  • Plan how to reshape Y7-11 units
  • Try out our Complete Mastery materials

    Want to bring a colleague? We encourage two or more teachers from one school to attend and have substantially reduced the cost. Select the number of teachers, and use the discount code at the end of the checkout process.

    Number of teachers Total price Saving Discount code
    £258 £140 bring2
    3 £327 £270 bring3
    4 £396 £400 bring4


    Please contact us if you want to book 5 or more teachers or you are from an academy chain booking teachers from different schools.

    Booking for someone else?  Please add a note to your order. Enter the name of the teacher who is going to attend. 


    Want to bring a colleague?  There is a substantial discount for 2 or more teachers. See discounts section.

    Want to change the venue? Once paid, you can transfer your booking to a different venue at no cost, if there are places available. Please contact us.

    Want to cancel?  You can cancel a booking by email until 28 days before the event and receive a full refund. After this, there will be an administration charge of £50. 

    What happens if the event is cancelled?  First, we will offer you an alternative venue/date. If this is not suitable for you, we will of course give you an immediate full refund.

    I attended your workshop and thought it was brilliant. Excellent resources to help ensure mastery of science. We have a lot of work to do!

    An extremely thought provoking course, for rethinking priorities in teaching science and the possibility of creating more 'space' in the curriculum.

    An inspiring day with so many ideas. I definitely plan to make a start and make changes.

    I really enjoyed this philosophy on education; really made me think. I will be changing the way I do things.

    Great concept ideas: I will be suggesting these to my HoD and using Big Ideas. Thanks for a very good learning experience.

    A really helpful course and lots of great ideas to start implementing.

    Very useful and relevant. Likely to make an immediate impact on planning for lessons.

    Fabulous day – I’ve got a lot from it. Lots of good ideas and discussions.

    Great to have topic/syllabus drawn up as I’ve been battling this in my own rewrite from scratch.