GlosGeog manages to squeeze in another event!

GlosGeog

Our final GlosGeog (Gloucestershire’s local Geographical Association [GA] branch) event of this academic year welcomed back Dr Liam Saddington, Teaching Associate in Human Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. Liam had previously spoken to Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students within Gloucestershire. Since the feedback was so positive and Liam has been actively …

Time to sit back and relax!

CPD For Me

Every so often, it is rather nice to just be able to sit back, relax and take it all in! With no responsibility for any administration, preparation or delivery this evening, I could enjoy being absorbed in all things geographical. The line-up for the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG)’s virtual Secondary Geography Teach Meet looked impressive and I was keen to …

geography southwest’s annual conference comes to UWE!

CPD For Me

How has a year passed by? It was time for geography southwest’s annual conference, once again hosted by the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of the West of England (UWE) on the outskirts of Bristol (https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/find-a-course/courses-by-subject/geography-and-environmental-management). I had offered to support the organisers, Dr Harry West, Simon Ross and John Davidson, with welcoming delegates and registration, …

GlosGeog’s Secondary Geography Teach Meet is a success!

GlosGeog

Following GlosGeog’s successful virtual Primary Teach Meet in mid-April, it was decided to run a similar event for local secondary school teachers, ECTs and trainees. The Balcarras Trust, where one of the county’s Teaching School Hubs is also based (https://www.balcarras.gloucs.sch.uk/), kindly offered to host GlosGeog’s Secondary Teach Meet, which was attended by myself and Peter Vujakovic, GlosGeog Committee members, alongside …

Time for a new offering!

Consultancy

Following a very thought-provoking and topical presentation given by Anthony Barlow at GlosGeog’s virtual Primary Geography Teach Meet entitled ‘Plastic Fantastic!‘ (https://create2inspire.co.uk/2024/04/23/glosgeogs-virtual-primary-teach-meet-is-a-big-hit/), I approached Rhianna Davies-Smith at Wicked Weather Watch (https://wickedweatherwatch.org.uk/) to see if we might be able to incorporate some of the ideas and messages into a new virtual offering. After much discussion, it was decided to trial a …

Bespoke CPD (Part 2)!

Consultancy

It was, once again, time to reconvene with the History Subject Leader at Lawrence View Primary and Nursery School in Eastwood, Nottingham (https://www.lawrenceviewprimary.co.uk/) to continue our discussions around their whole school curriculum map for the subject. Following our previous session, the History Subject Leader had revisited my suggested websites, resources and ideas. I was really impressed with the progress that she …

GlosGeog’s virtual Primary Teach Meet is a hit!

GlosGeog

This afternoon saw me host GlosGeog’s first virtual Primary Teach Meet. This proved to be a very popular event, with all available places being filled a couple of weeks before the deadline date for bookings. We decided to take the theme of sustainability since it was Earth Day today. Having many hugely experienced and high profile geographers contributing was an …

Bespoke CPD, part 2!

Consultancy

Well, it was time for another bespoke CPD session with staff at St. William’s Catholic Primary School in Wigan, Lancashire (https://www.saintwilliams.wigan.sch.uk/). I received an e-mail a couple of weeks’ ago requesting ‘…. could we please look at what we have been working on since our first meeting (long-term overview and sequencing of it, enquiry and auxiliary questions) and then also …