By One Education Conferences on 08 Jul 2020
Developing a 'reading-inspired' curriculum
Literacy Conference 2019 - Keynote Speaker: Karl Duke
With new leadership comes new ideas. In his keynote, Karl will talk about how his passion for books and experiences in the early days at his new school triggered a need for a new curriculum direction
Karl is the headteacher of a small school in Lincolnshire. Since his appointment three years ago, he has worked with his team to develop a reading-inspired curriculum to ensure children are exposed to quality picture books and novels throughout their journey in primary school.
He previously enjoying a range of leadership roles in schools around the county including subject leadership and assistant headship. For a number of years he worked as a Literacy Consultant supporting headteachers, middle leaders and teachers delivering national and regional strategies (including Talk for Writing and Visual Literacy) as well as developing his own materials for use in the classroom, many of them with a creative link to books and film.
Karl is active on Twitter (Duke Skywalker) and is the developer of #PictureBookCurriculum and #DetailDetectives as well as being one of the four curators of @ClubPictureBook.
This year, his school was chosen to host the _#ReadingRocksPopUp event in July after being recognised for its approach to celebrating reading. Creativity has always been a significant driver and inspiration in Karl’s career and he is never happier than being in the classroom exploring picture books with children.