So apt given the ‘geography in the News’ at this moment in time!

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


Thursday afternoon soon comes around again … time for another ‘In the Know’ webinar.  This week, the focus was on ‘Mountains and volcanoes’, one of my favourite themes to teach when I was in the classroom. Word seems to have spread about our weekly webinars as our audience continues to grow, both in real time and for listening/viewing when time …

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 …

Having a focus on South America, biomes, global issues, such as climate change, or sustainability next term?


Click on the web-link below to find out more about our virtual ‘amazing Amazon adventures’: Promo_sept Following the success and very positive feedback from previous multi-schools and single-school events, e.g. and, we shall be offering further virtual ‘amazing Amazon adventures’ to Upper Key Stage 2 teachers and their pupils throughout the next academic year. Our next multi-schools event will take place from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm on Wednesday 3rd November …

Bespoke CPD: Curriculum Development (World’s End Junior School, Birmingham)


Hetal Trivedi, Geography Subject Leader at World’s End Junior School (, approached me earlier this week for a spot of advice regarding her continued whole school curriculum planning.  It was suggested that we had a couple of virtual bespoke CPD sessions, so that we could address some of her concerns, identify areas for development, etc.  Having these sessions a week …

And, now for number 2!

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


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

RGS-IBG’s Ofsted event

CPD For Me

For once, it was rather nice to be able to just sit back and view and listen, rather than being the one presenting!  Tonight’s CPD event was hosted by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) and delivered by the hugely experienced and extremely proficient Iain Freeland.  Iain Freeland is Her Majesty’s Inspector and Ofsted’s subject lead for geography.  He leads a …

Here we go again!

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


Due to the success of two webinar series last academic year and further interest and demand, the Geographical Association (GA) approached me to see if I would be keen to lead another six online sessions, this time using Zoom.  The ‘In the Know’ series is designed to help primary school teachers with their background knowledge of geographical themes and topics that they …

Online Safety Day 2021

A great means of obtaining the latest resources, tools and guidance to support you in keeping children and young people safe online for the new academic year.

CPD For MeOnline Safety

It was time, once again, for the annual South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Online Safety Day.  I made sure that I earmarked the day on my calendar so that I could attend their afternoon event, which brought together eight guest speakers, all leading professionals in the field of online safety.  SWGfL’s aim was to collaborate with some of the most …

Will you be there? (Next virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: Term 1, 2021-2022)


‘It is helpful if teachers evaluate how secure pupils’ prior learning is in order to plan lessons.  They need to know what difficulties pupils may face.  Teachers need to appreciate any misconceptions that pupils have as well as any gaps in pupils’ knowledge.  Findings from assessments inform teachers about how to adapt their teaching appropriately and build on what pupils …