Next Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting


Come and join us!

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(Just some ‘concluding comments’ from attendees at our previous meeting :

 Following interest from several schools/individuals, I have recently established a Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network for local teaching professionals.  It is intended to meet one afternoon each term (please feel free to bring your lunch with you if necessary).  Each meeting will aim to focus on a particular aspect of geography and/or history, determined very much by the needs/desires of the group.

Our fourth session of this academic year will take the theme of ‘Progression and assessment in geography and history’, bearing in mind that the reporting window will be opening for many shortly!  You will be given guidance for assessing how pupils are progressing in geography and history, which is aligned to the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum and takes into account the content of the draft Education Inspection Framework (EIF) proposed by Ofsted.  It is hoped that you will leave with a clear vision of what it means to make progress in both geography and history and age-specific national expectations for pupils at 7, 9 and 11 years.  This should help inform planning and the marking of pupils’ work, as well as support good assessment practice within your school.  The session will also be very ‘hands on’, giving participants time to share and moderate pupils’ work together.

The aim is to meet from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm on Wednesday 24th April 2019 at Gloucester Farmers’ Club, Agriculture House, Greville Close, Sandhurst Road, Gloucester, GL2 9RG.  The cost per head is £35.00, with refreshments provided upon arrival and throughout the afternoon.

Please bring a Wi-Fi enabled laptop/tablet and USB stick with you, along with a copy of your annual whole school curriculum plan, current scheme of work/topic map and examples of pupils’ work (e.g. above, at and below expected level for your year group or key stage).

To reserve a place, please contact Emma Espley by e-mail (  Please apply no later than Friday 12th April 2019.

I look forward to seeing some familiar faces, as well as a few new ones too.

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