Edited by Ian Gilbert.

Education is the business of developing minds for the future, but unlike most businesses we often find that schools fail to co-ordinate learning across all departments and therefore fall short of producing a fully rounded end product.

Lisa’s mission is to transform thinking around curriculum and education to ensure that the disparity from one subject to another does not lead to a disparity in young people’s understanding and readiness for the future. Learning, Lisa believes should be co-ordinated across departments and she shows the world how it’s done in her new book, Manglish: Bringing Maths and English Together Across the Curriculum.

The book shows how maths and English departments can develop creative, cross-curricular approaches to improving literacy and numeracy across the whole school and provides practical ideas and strategies to improve both. Covers: creative teaching, cross-curricular planning, collaboration, collaborative teaching, whole child development, literacy, numeracy and skills development.

For Key Stage 3 teachers across all subject areas, and school leaders with an interest in or responsibility for curriculum planning.


Prologue: A taste of the future
1. Starting from scratch
Why we need a blank slate
What do your pupils need to know?
Making purposeful links
Big ideas and relevant learning
What does success look like?
2. Manglish in action
Thinking in Manglish
History, numbers and writing skills
The GAP SPLITT planning method
Citizenship and reading skills
English and statistics
Physical education, statistics and communication
3. Project X
Why run Project X?
Example Project X
Case study Project X in a single day
Further suggestions for Project X
4. Manglish our future
Why do we need Manglish?
Manglish and our future


Additional information

Page Count

168 pages

Book Dimensions

182 x 222mm





Publication Date

June 2014

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