Next Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 3)


Feedback from attendees included:

‘Thank you for today, Emma; your enthusiasm and knowledge is inspiring.’

‘Interesting resources; History Rocks!; Always spot on from you, Emma!’

‘Very informative; helpful; thought-provoking.’

‘Informative; good ideas for teaching; great access to resources.’

‘Loved the starter activity!’

‘Lots of ideas to implement and enhance history.’

‘Ideas for promoting environmental awareness.  A great networking opportunity.’

‘Thank you!  Very useful.  Good ideas for resources.  Lots of links to explore.’

‘Informative; reassuring; understandable; resourceful; thought-provoking.’

Useful information – resources, apps and schemes of work.  Lots of links to follow up and share with staff at school.’

‘Love the resource ideas – particularly the apps in the video.’

‘Useful; informative; confidence boost; super resources.’

‘Ideas how to link to literacy.  The books were brilliant!’

‘Packed full of information on implementation.  Loved the technology in history aspect!’

‘Packed full of exciting, innovative ideas and links.  Fab!  Thank you!’

‘Jam-packed!  Informative. Inspirational. Thought-provoking.’

‘It was a fab meeting yesterday, left with lots of ideas and lots to think about.’

‘Thank you so much for Friday afternoon, it was lovely to be a part of it again.’

‘I really enjoyed sharing with you all on Friday afternoon.’

‘… Thank you for the meeting last week; it was extremely useful and informative.’

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 third session of 2019-2020 will take the theme of Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) and the 3Is – Part 3’.  In the third of a proposed series of sessions, we will think about ‘implementation’ once again, but this time the meeting will be less jam-packed and fast-paced to enable participants to reflect on their whole school curriculum offering, seek advice about the delivery of specific units and share best practice with others present.

Through both my suggestions and the shared experiences of others, 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 Thursday 16th January 2020 at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub (former Gloucestershire Archives), Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3DW (  Parking is available on site (at cost of £3.00, payable by cash or card at the front desk).  The cost per head is £40.00, 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.

To reserve a place, please contact Emma Espley by e-mail (  Please apply no later than Thursday 9th January 2020.

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




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