Virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting (2)

Consultancy

Since Term 4 was now well underway for all schools, it was time for our second virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year. I had presented at another event earlier in the week in conjunction with GLOSSI (Gloucestershire School Improvement) team. Participants relished the chance to network with other individuals in a similar role to themselves …

CPD workshop: Children as landscape detectives

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GlosGeog, our local Geographical Association (GA) branch, was able to run this FREE half day CPD event for local teachers entitled ‘Children as landscape detectives‘ thanks to the support of Peter Vujakovic, Emeritus Professor of Geography at Canterbury Christ Church University and Odyssey Teaching School Hub at Pate’s Grammar School in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (https://www.patesgs.org/). Due to the format of the …

Another round of bespoke CPD

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This morning, I had the pleasure of working with the Geography Subject Leader at Tankersley St. Peter’s Primary School near Barnsley in South Yorkshire (https://tankersleystpeters.org.uk/). It was decided to split their bespoke CPD into two shorter sessions, approximately two weeks apart to allow for discussion with other members of staff, a degree of reflection and exploration of the many suggested …

Time for round 2!

Consultancy

We just managed to squeeze in a second bespoke CPD session before half-term. On board again today were the Head Teacher and another member of staff from Mitcheldean Endowed Primary School (https://www.mitcheldeanschool.co.uk/). We began by reflecting on the progress that we made a week or so ago. I answered a few questions that participants had following their discussions with other …

Heading further north, once again!

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Hover over the images to reveal captions.  Click on the images to enlarge them. A new academic year and time to head off virtually to the Arctic for another jam-packed adventure! Over the summer, we tweaked our offering very slightly to take into account comments from previous participants and include fresh material that we now have access to. On board …

GlosGeog successfully collaborates with local charity, Wicked Weather Watch!

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Hover over the images to reveal captions.  Click on the images to enlarge them. GlosGeog, Gloucestershire’s local GA branch, seized the opportunity to work with Wiltshire-based charity, Wicked Weather Watch (WWW) (https://wickedweatherwatch.org.uk/) to offer a virtual multi-schools event to the Arctic for Key Stage 2 pupils and their teachers.  On board today were over 270 Key Stage 2 pupils and …

Off to colder climes!

Virtual multi-schools event, Wicked Weather Watch (WWW)

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Due to continued interest and demand, we managed to squeeze in another virtual multi-schools adventure to the Arctic before the Easter holidays.  On board today were over 600 Key Stage 2 pupils and teachers from nine very different schools located throughout the UK, namely Linton-on-Ouse Primary School near York, North Yorkshire (https://www.linton.n-yorks.sch.uk/home), Bilsdale Midcable Chop Gate C of E (VC) Primary School …

Off to the Arctic, but this time with a European contingent on board!

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An Arctic adventure with a slight difference today; a virtual single school as opposed to a multi-schools event and involving an international establishment, namely the Geneva English School (GES) in Switzerland (https://geschool.ch/).  It turned out to be a rather small world too as Rhianna Davies-Smith, Project Manager at Wicked Weather Watch, had spent three years in Switzerland when she was …

Off we go to the Arctic again!

Virtual multi-schools event, Wicked Weather Watch (WWW)

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Hover over the images below to reveal captions or click on them to view enlarged versions. Due to continued interest and demand, we managed to squeeze in another virtual multi-schools adventure to the Arctic before half-term.  On board today were well over 350 Key Stage 2 pupils and teachers from seven very different schools located throughout the UK, namely Lane End Primary …