Regional Primary History Conference (David Weatherly Education)

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Well, it was once again time to pop alomg to David Weatherly’s annual Regional Primary History Conference.  The theme for this academic year was ‘Achieving secure chronological knowledge and understanding through thematic investigations’.  For those of you not ‘in the know’, David is a School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher with an international reputation as an inspiring trainer.  Whether working …

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 …

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, …

Critical Thinking for Achievement, Geographical Association (GA), Sheffield

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Well, it was slightly further afield for me last week as I travelled to Sheffield for a two day ‘train the trainer’ event with the Geographical Association (GA). The Department for Education (DfE) recently announced that the GA had been successful in its bid under the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF).   Such project funding will enable the GA (with …

Teach Meet Gloucestershire (TM Glos), Cleeve School

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It was a very hot, but inspiring afternoon and evening at Cleeve School yesterday where the final Teach Meet Gloucestershire (TM Glos) for this academic year was held.  The turnout was good, with representatives from both the primary and secondary sectors, and some travelling as far afield as Bristol to attend.   It was lovely to be able to put names …

Geographical Association (GA) Annual Conference, Sheffield Hallam University (5th to 7th April 2018)

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https://www.geography.org.uk/GA-Annual-Conference-and-Exhibition Well, there was certainly a real buzz in the air at the Geographical Association’s Annual Conference, this year held in its home city of Sheffield and celebrating its 125th anniversary.  The early start and late finish, plus delayed train travel, was worth it to interact with like-minded people, feel inspired and revitalised about teaching geography and gain many new …