SMARTcurriculum® Methodology empowers school leaders to maintain efficient curriculum leadership that is effective in delivering successful outcomes and ethical in ensuring quality education. Our sister companies work side by side to deliver this powerful methodology:

CJ Learning Ltd, incorporated in 2010, are specialists in curriculum design and implementation, leadership development, and project delivery. CJL works nationally with multi academy trusts, local authorities, diocesan education boards, federations and individual schools, across all phases and school types.

CJ Learning Technologies Ltd, incorporated in 2018, are specialists in Integrated Curriculum and Finance Planning providing a powerful online tool, the SMARTcurriculum® App. CJLT is registered as a DfE Financial Advisor for Schools.


We have worked with CJ Learning on a number of projects, including our timetable and curriculum. Chris and Martin have been knowledgeable, flexible and supportive in their approach. I have been delighted with the support that they have offered us over the last three years.

Dan Browning, Headteacher, Wymondham College, Sapientia Trust, Norfolk

CJ Learning carried out a Post 16 review which focused upon three different establishments. The holistic approach taken took in to consideration ethos, context and locality. The review had a sharp focus towards driving through financial efficiencies whilst ensuring that the curriculum was still meaningful and aligned to potential local employment opportunities.”

Liz Barrett, Director of FE, Academy Transformation Trust Further Education

I have worked with Chris for many years on integrated curriculum and finance models across a range of primary, secondary and special schools and in both large and small academy trusts. His wealth of experience, detailed knowledge and understanding of curriculum, qualifications, timetabling and teaching means that this is never just a financial exercise. Every Headteacher with whom I have asked him to work has really valued the dialogue, challenge, support and professionalism Chris brings to all aspects of his work. So much so that he is always asked to return. Chris is equally great at reporting at Board level on ICFP across a MAT and demonstrating ways in which schools have carefully considered their curriculum/budget models to ensure efficiency but, with the guidance Chris provides a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum. This level of expertise is not easily found in the sector at the moment. I would recommend Chris and his team every time.

Stephen Chamberlain, CEO Active Learning Trust

I have worked with Chris for about 6 months now, and found his advice and council invaluable during my first year as Headteacher. His knowledge around curriculum design and management and finances linked to that and staffing is superb and has significantly contributed to the healthy finances of the school. However he has a broader knowledge base, extending across all areas of school leadership that has proven really useful. All that, combined with his ‘coaching’ style have made working with Chris an effective partnership. I would thoroughly recommend him and his work. 

Nicholas Simms, Headteacher, St Mary’s High School, Cheshunt

CJ Learning were recommended to us and we commissioned them to undertake a full curriculum review to ensure effectiveness as well as value for money.  The structured thought process and recommendations have enabled us to immediately put in place a curriculum offer that maintains breadth as well as quality.  Additional staffing periods will now enable us to instigate a coaching model for those new to teaching as well as additional support for our most vulnerable students. Highly recommended!

Carl Atkin, Headteacher, The Brunts Academy, The Evolve Trust, Mansfield

Our Team

Chris Jones
CEO, Director, Founder
Diana Jones
Director, Lead Tutor
Martin Haynes
Leadership Practitioner
Nicky McGregor
Executive Assistant
Rachel Barford
Implementation Manager
Emily Redmond

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