Will you be there, either in person or virtually? (Primary Humanities Network meeting: Term 2)


Just a few of the ‘concluding comments’ from our last virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting:

  • Such a fruitful and beneficial course for busy Subject Leaders.  A really efficient and effective way of keeping up-to-date with all the latest resources; Ofsted news and subject association guidance.  Emma is a wonderful source of humanities knowledge and her courses are structured to enable reflection; connections and networking in just two hours.
  • Really informative.  Good to talk to other Subject Leaders.  I could have had 20 takeaways!!
  • Many thanks for an extremely useful, interesting afternoon.  Now to renew GA membership for myself and join RGS as I have been promising myself for a while.  Thanks too for COP26 info – reading about that on LinkedIn this morning – would like to share with students, so saved me a lot of research.
  • I found the session really informative and it has given me some good ideas to move forward with.
  • Thanks, Emma.  Really useful signposting to valuable resources.
  • Great meeting!  Thank you.  Lots to go back and read through.
  • Interesting for a new Subject Leader.
  • Comprehensive and detailed information – with useful links to refer to later.  All signposted in meeting.
  • Lots to explore and a chance to talk to other Subject Leaders.
  • Very informative and excellent guidance.  A lot to think about.
  • Lots of links and ‘look- intos’!
  • Great course, with really useful website and article links and ideas.
  • Really informative for a returning Subject Leader.  Will be reading up on the Ofsted updates and GA guidance.  Thank you! 
  • A really useful source of practical resources for the classroom, long term planning, important updates/changes and an opportunity to network and share ideas.  Thank you, Emma!
  • Thank you, Emma, it was very useful and informative.  All the updates, guidance to resources and other ideas were great. 
  • Thank you so much for the informative session you led last week (just managed to catch up on the recording).

Following Ofsted’s recent publication of its research review for geography (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/research-review-series-geography/research-review-series-geography), it seems appropriate to spend some time exploring the question, ‘What are the features of a high-quality geography education?’ during our second Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year.

In the process, we will explore what a ‘well-crafted curriculum’ looks like, e.g. coverage; sequencing and progression, as well as the difference between ‘substantive and disciplinary knowledge’, e.g. locational knowledge; place knowledge; environmental, physical and human geography; geographical skills and fieldwork and thinking geographically.  There will also be the usual ‘educational round-up’ to highlight new resources, useful websites and the latest developments.

The meeting will be held both virtually and face-to-face.

Virtually: From 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm on Wednesday 10th November 2021.

The charge will be just £25.00 and you will receive a recording of the event, as well as a copy of the accompanying MS PowerPoint presentation.  Should you be unable to attend in ‘real time’, then you may wish to pay the fee and have access to a recording of the session, a copy of the chat feed, all the accompanying materials and the subsequent detailed blog post report to peruse at your leisure; feel free to ‘fire’ any questions at me via e-mail afterwards too.

I will lead the session via Zoom and send you an invitation with a password to insert prior to entering the meeting.

As I have invested in a subscription to Zoom, I have access to the extra controls to ensure that it is as safe and secure as possible.  This is a platform that is used by a huge number of businesses and organisations (many of you are probably very familiar with Zoom by now).

Face-to-face: From 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm on Friday 12th November 2021 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/).

There are some parking spaces available on site (at a 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.

Please specify which option would be your preference when booking a place.  The deadline for bookings is Friday 5th November 2021 (e-mail: emma.espley@gmail.com).

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

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