GCSE geography fieldwork revision day (University of the West of England [UWE], Bristol)

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What a great experience for Year 11 pupils from Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls in Gloucester!  Dr Chris Spencer, a Senior Lecturer in Geology and Physical Geography in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of the West of England (UWE), had worked hard to coordinate a fantastic day for them; perfect revision of their human and …

Next Primary Humanities Network meeting: Come and join us!

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Please note that you do not need to have attended the last meeting in order to be able to participate fully in this one. Our fifth session of this academic year will continue with the theme of ‘Progression and assessment in geography and history’, bearing in mind that the reporting window will be opening for many shortly!  At our last …

AQA GCSE Geography Network meeting , Marling School, Stroud, Gloucestershire

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I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to pop along to Marling School this afternoon to hear Stacey Hill, AQA’s Head of Curriculum for Geography, speak about ‘Improving performance on key themes from summer 2018′.  The session was divided into four parts, namely: Key outcomes of summer 2018: Including using geographical terminology. The use of stimulus material in GCSE …

CPD workshop (Let’s go on an awesome Arctic adventure, in conjunction with Wicked Weather Watch), Sir Thomas Rich’s School, Gloucester

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It was off to Sir Thomas Rich’s School in Gloucester this morning for a repeat of the CPD workshop delivered at Clifton High School in Bristol a fortnight ago.  However, this time, it was Gill Johnson representing Wicked Weather Watch, as opposed to Vicky Oram-Ahern.   I have used the Pavilion for CPD events before; it is very spacious and airy …

Next Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting

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Come and join us! ‘Yet more useful links and contacts.’ ‘Practical; informative; ideas; thought-provoking.’ ‘Engaging; interesting; factual; good networking opportunity; knowledge-rich.’ ‘Extremely helpful for gathering ideas.’ ‘Interesting; valuable; making connections; skills; knowledge.’ ‘Valuable ideas; chance to magpie ideas; inspired; learnt from others.’ ‘Inspiring; knowledge-building; useful; ideas; time to chat.’ ‘Informative; helpful; interesting; thought-provoking; geography-centric.’ ‘Interesting; fact-finding; good CPD; developed knowledge …

CPD workshop (Let’s go on an awesome, Arctic adventure), Clifton High School, Bristol, (in conjunction with Wicked Weather Watch)

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Today, it was off to a new school for me … the lovely Clifton High School in Bristol. My remit was to deliver a CPD workshop for local teachers to showcase some of the high-quality resources that have been created, recent multi- and single-school events that have taken place and future opportunities that are available in conjunction with the Wiltshire-based …

Regional Primary Geography Conference, Bowden Hall Hotel, Gloucester

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I do love this annual event!  Not only is it always incredibly inspiring, engaging and thought-provoking, but we are also supplied with plentiful refreshments throughout the day and treated to a delicious lunch on comfy sofas overlooking the beautifully kept grounds. This theme of this year’s conference was ‘Geographical skills and fieldwork – ensuring coverage and progression‘.   We were given …

Online Safety Mark Assessors’ Update Training

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Rodney Parade Stadium, home to Newport Gwent Dragons, called this morning; for an Online Safety Mark Assessors’ Update Training session and not for anything rugby-related, I hasten to add! After helping ourselves to refreshments, we were welcomed by Ron Richards and introduced to a number of representatives from South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) (https://swgfl.org.uk/), namely David Wright, Andrew Williams, …

Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting, Gloucester Farmers’ Club

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It was, once again, time for our next Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting (we are aiming to meet once a term/six times per academic year and managing to do so pretty well to date)!  The theme for today’s meeting was ‘Planning a cross-curricular themed day or week (taking into account the revised Ofsted Inspection Framework)’, very topical bearing in …