The Leonardo Effect Enabling children to achieve their full learning potential.

The Leonardo Effect’s proven interdisciplinary teaching approach, combines Science and Art to enable children to achieve their full educational potential

The Leonardo Effect is a new form of interdisciplinary teaching centered around “synchronised integration” of subjects. Our pedagogy is founded upon five years of extensive independently evaluated research, and is in daily classroom use in Scottish and Welsh Schools.

It allows children to creatively develop ideas, to become more confident as collaborators and contributors, and is producing astonishing results in primary schools. By giving wings to children’s curiosity and allowing teachers to be more creative and flexible in the classroom, areas highlighted in the new curricula, it stimulates autonomous learning and enables children to make connections across the learning landscape. Children rise to the learning challenges and surpass ceilings set by traditional approaches.

Why consider using The Leonardo Effect?
As an independent evaluation report commissioned by NESTA described; "children who had been disengaged and not at all motivated have ‘come alive’ and were now ‘fanatical about’ the project work and doing so much more than anyone had expected or thought they were capable of.” “They were offering to talk and explain and share ideas; carrying out additional activities, tasks and research of their own volition."

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Join the schools delivering improved educational outcomes by using our approach

A key component of the methodology is to involve children in decision-making and planning their own learning. To assist schools with this our training programme explains the extensive pedagogy and the research foundation that underpins it, equipping you to confidently deliver The Leonardo Effect in your school.

Our training programme has four main emphases:

  • Demonstrating how to go beyond cross-curricular teaching to bring subjects together based on identifying areas of commonality ie "synchronised integration".
  • Developing joint learning outcomes/intentions.
  • Experiencing the processes and skills, which pupils will use.
  • Understanding that creative teaching and learning requires first-hand experiences and freedom to explore.

The best recommendation of the success of our approach can be found in the testimonials of our existing users, which you can read here or download below.
Why The Leonardo Effect matters, and why the time is right to consider using our approach.

In a school environment where many children and teachers are increasingly disaffected by rigid curriculum approaches, our interdisciplinary teaching methodology allows you to rapidly re-energise your teaching and re-connect hard to reach children with learning whilst also challenging more able learners.

We are passionate believers in the urgent need for curriculum delivery to become more relevant, creative and reflective of how children learn.

Why is it of critical importance at this time?

We feel Sir Ken Robinson accurately captures the challenge and need for change in curriculum delivery, changes which The Leonardo Effect allows you to deliver.
Delivering better learning outcomes.
The best validation of the The Leonardo Effect's ability to dramatically improve learning outcomes, comes from the testimonials of schools already using our approach. Download them here.
Our Keynote speakers:
Explain how our approach is enabling schools to deliver improved performance, and ensures that children of all ability levels achieve their full educational potential. To book our speakers, contact.
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In the Press: The Leonardo Effect improves teaching and enables more creative curriculum delivery, allowing children of all abilities to exceed ceilings set by traditional rigid approaches to learning.
It's a proven approach whose enhanced learning outcomes have received much positive comment.
Times Educational Supplement, Daily Mail, Herald, START, Primary Science Review.