Feedback from attendees included:
‘Informative. Practical. Exciting. Do-able. Pertinent.’
‘Useful ideas to use with children. Inspiring. Engaging ideas for pupils. Fun.’
‘Useful resources. Interesting. Emma is lovely. Very enjoyable and helpful. Can we have a longer session, please?’
‘Wet! Useful resources. Lots to think about.’
Our first session of 2019-2020 will take the theme of ‘Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) and the 3Is – Part 1’. In the first of a proposed series of sessions, we will think about ‘intent’ (creating a ‘vision’ for geography and history within your school), as well as begin to consider ‘implementation’ (‘zooming in’ on opportunities to explore our local history and changes over time and space [geography]). The session will include a tour of the new Gloucestershire Heritage Hub and the chance to hear about and shape some of the future activities on offer to schools. It is hoped that you will return to school with further ideas to support your continued whole school curriculum planning and development.
The aim is to meet from 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm on Friday 27th September 2019 at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub (former Gloucestershire Archives), Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3DW (https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/heritage-hub/find-out-where-we-are/). Free parking is available on site. The cost per head is just £30.00, with refreshments provided upon arrival and throughout the afternoon, thanks to sponsorship from the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub.
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.
To reserve a place, please contact Emma Espley via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please apply no later than Friday 21st September 2019.
I look forward to seeing some familiar faces, as well as a few new ones too.