‘Useful to gain feedback on assessment.’
‘Inspired to take next steps.’
‘It has given me lots to think about.’
‘Interesting. Informative. It was really reassuring to know that what we are being told in school is also being echoed by others.’
‘Better understanding of geography within the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) and what a good form of assessment in school might look like and in house moderation.’
‘Good to see planning from other schools.’
(Just some ‘concluding comments’ from attendees at our previous meeting : https://create2inspire.co.uk/2019/05/23/primary-humanities-network-meeting-progression-and-assessment-in-geography-and-history-part-2/).
Following interest from several schools/individuals, I recently established a Primary Humanities 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 next session of this academic year will take the theme of ‘Taking learning outside the classroom’. Bearing in mind the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum and the content of the draft Education Inspection Framework (EIF) proposed by Ofsted, we will look at how to develop a ‘knowledge-rich’ geography day, which has plenty of opportunities for skills development and aims to ‘take learning outside of the classroom’. We will also explore how geography can be used as a ‘steering wheel’ for ‘driving’ a powerful, connective, creative curriculum, focusing on literacy/English, science, art and computing in particular. The session will be very ‘hands on’ and it is hoped that you will return to school with increased confidence to lead a geography day or simply make greater use of your surroundings to enhance teaching and learning within your school.
The aim is to meet from 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm on Tuesday 11th June 2019 at TRAC – Tom Roberts Adventure Centre, Yates Farm, Malswick, near Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1HE (https://www.tracnewent.org.uk/). The cost per head is £45.00, 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 and current scheme of work/topic map. Do wear suitable attire and shoes as we shall be outside for much of the afternoon.
To reserve a place, please contact Emma Espley by e-mail (email@example.com). Please apply no later than Friday 7th June 2019.
I look forward to seeing some familiar faces, as well as a few new ones too.
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Refunds on cancelled bookings will be made as follows:
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- No refund will be made for delegates not attending.
I reserve the right to cancel workshop/s should they not be viable to run. Delegates will be entitled to a full refund.