Bespoke CPD (Lawrence View Primary School and Nursery, Nottinghamshire)

Consultancy

What a productive morning we had!  Annie Ratcliffe, Geography Subject Leader at Lawrence View Primary School and Nursery in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (https://www.lawrenceviewprimary.co.uk/), requested a morning of CPD to support her with development of the whole school’s geography curriculum. We began by tweaking the school’s intent document, referring to the National Curriculum programme of study for geography at Key Stages 1 …

Why not pop along (virtually) to our second Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year?

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Just a handful of the ‘concluding comments‘ from attendees at our last virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: ‘Lots of useful links to explore and information to develop/tweak our assessment in geography.  Thank you.’ ‘Thank you – that was great.  Really useful.’             ‘Informative, interesting and helpful.  Thank you.’ ‘Thank you.  Lots to ponder.’ ‘Useful, relevant and …

Let’s go on a scintillating South American adventure!

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Thanks to support from the Geographical Association’s Initiatives Fund (GAIF), Adriana Meirelles and myself were able to take 248 upper Key Stage 2 pupils and 20 teachers and teaching assistants from five schools across the Gloucestershire/South Gloucestershire/Bristol area on a scintillating South American adventure on Wednesday 14th October 2020.  It was originally intended to hold this workshop in the Department …

Not quite the same as face-to-face, but virtual does the job well for now!

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 1; 2020-2021)

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Thanks to Zoom, our first Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year was able to go ahead with the theme of ‘Assessment, including moderation of pupils’ work’.  After welcoming attendees, some familiar faces and several new ones, I outlined the aims and structure of the meeting: To begin with, I focused on the latest developments; not only items from …

Why not pop along (virtually) to our first Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year?

ConsultancyWorkshops

Just a handful of the ‘concluding comments‘ from attendees at our last virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: ‘Thank you for another really useful session.  Lots of ideas and things to work on again.’ ‘Thanks for another great course, the fieldwork ideas were really useful and the case studies are perfect examples.’ ‘Thank you again for today’s course.  So many useful …

Bespoke CPD (Curriculum development, Christ Church C of E (VC) Primary School, Wiltshire)

Consultancy

I even managed to squeeze in a bespoke CPD session with Sarah Brown, a newly appointed Geography Subject Leader at Christ Church C of E (VC) Primary School in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire (https://www.christchurch.wilts.sch.uk/), this afternoon before the start of the summer holidays … one very busy week! Sarah attended our virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting a couple of days ago and …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6); ‘Taking learning outside the classroom’.

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At the request of many individuals, I managed to squeeze in another virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting before the end of the academic year.  The theme for our meeting was ‘Taking learning outside the classroom: Developing geographical skills and fieldwork opportunities and ideas for local history studies’.  If this was a face-to-face session, then I would usually take teachers outside and …

Why not join (virtually) our next Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6)?

ConsultancyWorkshops

Just a handful of the ‘concluding comments‘ from attendees at our last virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: ‘It was a pleasure to join your meeting today.  Thank you so much.  I really enjoyed it.  I’m leading on history, but really enjoyed investigating geography today too.’ ‘Great ideas and articles. Informative.  Great session.  Thank you, Emma.’ ‘Up-to-date information, really useful!  Liked having …

Why not join (virtually) our next Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6)?

ConsultancyWorkshops

Feedback from our previous Primary Humanities Network meeting on Monday 18th May 2020 (https://create2inspire.co.uk/2020/05/20/virtual-primary-humanities-network-meeting-term-5/) revealed that many would like to explore the role and responsibilities of the Subject Leader further (including policy development), as well as considering what a progression of vocabulary in geography and history might look like. Thus, our next meeting will take these as foci and is …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 5)

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Since so many individuals were unable to attend our Primary Humanities Network meeting in mid-March and several e-mails from Subject Leaders had entered my inbox recently, I decided to offer a repeat of our previous session virtually by means of Zoom.  Not only was this attended by a number of regulars from across the county of Gloucestershire, but we were …