Twilight CPD, Gloucester Schools Partnership (GSP), Gloucestershire

Consultancy

Lisa Perez, in charge of coordinating the Best Practice Network CPD for all those establishments within the Gloucester Schools Partnership (GSP), approached me to see if I would be available to deliver two, twilight sessions to address areas for development linked to fieldwork and enquiry-led learning that had been outlined by teachers/SLT.  Following a Zoom call, in which I provided a …

INSET: Westbrook Primary School, Hounslow, London

Consultancy

So, it was straight back to it for me after all the Christmas and New Year festivities!  Today, it was time to meet staff at Westbrook Primary School in Hounslow, London (https://www.westbrookprimary.com/) (albeit virtually) to support staff in developing their geographical skills and gaining some ideas for quick, easy, cost-effective, impacting and purposeful fieldwork. After the usual welcome and introductions, …

Geographical Association (GA) In the Know webinar series

Consultancy

Before many schools break up for half-term, there was time for one more webinar in this series of six linked to the Geographical Association (GA)’s In the Know online resources. These webinars are a quick, easy and cost-effective means of updating your subject knowlege, whether you are a Geography Subject Leader, experienced classroom teacher, ECT or trainee. Further details about the series can be found by accessing …

Geographical Association (GA) In the Know webinar series

Consultancy

Today’s webinar was the second in a series of six linked to the Geographical Association (GA)’s In the Know online resources. These webinars are a quick, easy and cost-effective means of updating your subject knowlege, whether you are a Geography Subject Leader, experienced classroom teacher, ECT or trainee. Further details about the series can be found by accessing the web-link below: https://www.geography.org.uk/events/In-The-Know-webinar-series/15254?OccId=20745 The …

Geographical Association (GA) In the Know webinar series

Consultancy

Well, it was time to deliver another In the Know webinar series for the Geographical Association (GA). This series of six, interactive webinars is a quick, easy and cost-effective means of updating your subject knowlege, whether you are a Geography Subject Leader, experienced classroom teacher, ECT or trainee. Further details about the series can be found by accessing the web-link …

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

(Webinar 4: Latitude, longitude, day and night)

ConsultancyWorkshops

Well, it was time for another ‘In the Know’ webinar.  This week the focus was on ‘Latitude, longitude, day and night’, a theme I had to explore in some depth over the summer of 2020 when creating a bank of ‘locational knowledge’ resources with Simon Catling (Professor Emeritus of Primary Education based in the School of Education at Oxford Brookes …

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

(Webinar 2: Rivers and the water cycle)

ConsultancyWorkshops

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

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

(Webinar 1: Climate, biomes and vegetation belts)

ConsultancyWorkshops

Due to the success of three webinar series over the past couple of years and further interest and demand, the Geographical Association (GA) approached me to see if I would be keen to lead another six online sessions via Zoom.  The ‘In the Know’ series is designed to help primary school teachers with their background knowledge of geographical themes and topics that …

Time to focus on cultural capital (virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting – Term 4)

ConsultancyWorkshops

A rather apt theme for our fourth Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year, and still virtual in format due to the continued uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, the need for a degree of flexibility and our growing numbers from all regions of the UK (and beyond on occasions): ‘What does cultural capital mean?’ and ‘How can geography and history contribute …