Geographical Association (GA)’s In the Know webinar series

(Webinar 2: Rivers and the water cycle)

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It was, once again, time for another ‘In the Know’ webinar; this week the focus was on ‘Rivers and the water cycle’, a theme frequently displayed on many whole school curriculum maps. Word seemed to have spread about the first successful webinar as we welcomed a few ‘newbies’ on board today.  If you have yet to attend one of the …

Geographical Association (GA)’s In the Know webinar series

(Webinar 1: Climate, biomes and vegetation belts)

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Due to the success of three webinar series over the past couple of years and further interest and demand, the Geographical Association (GA) approached me to see if I would be keen to lead another six online sessions via Zoom.  The ‘In the Know’ series is designed to help primary school teachers with their background knowledge of geographical themes and topics that …

A virtual multi-schools event with a European dimension!

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Time to steer yet another multi-schools event!   On board for this week’s ‘amazing Amazon adventure’ were Key Stage 2 pupils and teachers from five schools stretching across the UK and Europe, namely The British School of Paris (https://www.britishschool.fr/); Redmarley C of E Primary School (https://www.redmarleyacademy.org/), Staunton and Corse C of E Academy (https://www.stauntoncorseacademy.co.uk/) and Hartpury C of E Primary School (https://www.hartpury.org.uk/), …

Bespoke CPD: Chalford Hill Primary School, Gloucestershire

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I had a lovely drive to Chalford Hill Primary School this morning to work alongside their Geography Subject Leader (who also has responsibility for EYFS and Outdoor Learning), Kate Lewis, for the first of two bespoke CPD sessions (https://www.chalfordhillschool.co.uk/). Kate has attended several virtual Primary Humanities Network meetings that I have delivered.  She wrote to me just before Christmas, requesting …

Bespoke CPD (Lympne C of E Primary School)

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No rest for the wicked!  Supposedly my Easter break, but I succumbed to a demand for some bespoke CPD from a school in Kent whose holidays fell in slightly different weeks.  I am glad I did too as those at Lympne C of E Primary School (https://www.lympne.kent.sch.uk/) were a very friendly, enthusiastic and appreciative bunch! Steven Owen, the Head Teacher, …

Come and join us to find out about the power of everyday geographies! (Primary Humanities Network meeting – Term 5)

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Just a handful of the ‘concluding comments’ from those who attended our previous Primary Humanities Network meeting in ‘real time’ or accessed the recording and accompanying resources to review at later date: Gosh, it’s amazing how you manage to fit so much information and help for teachers in such a short space of time!  Thank you, very informative.   So many …

Off we go again!

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Hover over each image to view its caption. Click on individual images to enlarge them. Due to interest and demand, it was time to steer yet another multi-schools event.   On board for this week’s ‘amazing Amazon adventure’ were around 400 Key Stage 2 pupils and teachers from five schools across the UK, namely Gurnard Primary School, Cowes, Isle of Wight (https://www.gurnardprimaryschool.co.uk/), …

Bespoke CPD: Longney C of E Primary Academy, Gloucestershire

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My first in situ delivery of bespoke CPD for a while!  It felt good to be back too rather than simply doing everything virtually! Ms Penny Howard, the Head Teacher at Longney C of E Primary Academy (http://www.longney.gloucs.sch.uk/website), approached me just before February half-term to see if I could pop into school and work with their Geography Subject Leader and …

2022 FFT Education Datalab Virtual Research Conference

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Well, it was rather pleasant to be able to sit back today and have no responsibility for steering an event or presenting, only contributing verbally or via the chat feed.  Advertised as ‘2022 FFT Education Datalab Virtual Research Conference: Where Next? Unpacking the real impact of Covid-19 on our pupils, teachers and schools‘ (https://fft.org.uk/fft-datalab-conference-2022/), this event was really insightful and …