Next Primary Humanities Network meeting (one not to miss if feedback from our last meeting is anything to go by!)


Come and join us!

Feedback from attendees included:

‘Informative; helpful; interesting.  Thank you.’

‘Thank you, Emma.  I’ve taken on geography and history this year.  Very informative and encouraging.  I feel that the EIF was explained clearly and lots of ideas given.’

‘I have a better understanding of the word ‘intent’ and what I need to do within my curriculum area to show what my intent is.’

‘Clarity for Subject Lead planning.’

‘Supportive; clear; informative.’

‘Useful resources shared.’

‘A very informative and enlightening afternoon.’

‘Thought-provoking.  Going to go and research Ofsted ‘deep dives’ further.’

‘Helpful and inspiring.  Thank you.’

‘Well delivered – information regarding current frameworks and available resources.  Love the new venue!’

‘A very resource-rich session, which was informative.’

‘Clarified certain aspects, giving confidence.’

‘Great for resources available that I’ve not previously come across.  Provided some clarity on intent.’

‘Gave me an insight into something, unfortunately, I didn’t know much about.’

‘Thank you for great CPD on Friday!’

Following interest from several schools/individuals, I established a Primary Humanities Network for local teaching professionals back in April 2018.  This has grown enormously over the past year or so, which has made all the time and effort involved hugely worthwhile.  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 second session of 2019-2020 will take the theme of Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) and the 3Is – Part 2’.  In the second of a proposed series of sessions, we will think about ‘implementation’ in more depth.  We will be asking ourselves the following question: How can we make geography and history more relevant, engaging, interesting and enjoyable in our schools?’ and seeking inspiration from each other through the sharing of best practice.  We will also look at how both geography and history can support and enhance literacy (reading; writing; listening and speaking).

Through your and others’ contributions, 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 22nd November 2019 at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub (former Gloucestershire Archives), Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3DW (  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 (  Please apply no later than Friday 8th November 2019.

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



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