geography southwest’s annual conference comes to UWE!

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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, …

Starting the week with some bespoke CPD

Consultancy

I received the following request from the Geography Subject Leader at St. William’s Catholic Primary School in Ince, near Wigan, Lancashire (https://www.saintwilliams.wigan.sch.uk/new-homepage) towards the end of Term 3: ‘I am looking for some bespoke CPD to support me with developing the geography curriculum at my school. We are using Oddizzi as a scheme, but I have swapped out some of …

Time for me to be trained for a change!

CPD For Me

It was rather relaxing being in the audience instead of presenting for once, until you are invited to contribute, of course! Today saw me attend David Weatherly and Sheena Wright’s virtual training day, entitled ‘EYFS – Year 1 Continuity of Learning in Geography and History: EYFS into Year 1‘. After a warm welcome and introductions, David began by setting the …

Another round of bespoke CPD

Consultancy

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 …

Effectively sequencing geography and history provision: EYFS – Year 6 (David Weatherly Education)

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Twice within the space of a month!  It was, once again, time for some CPD for me, delivered as competently and enthusiastically as ever by David Weatherly and with a little help from Sheena Wright, an EYFS specialist. The theme of today’s CPD was ‘Effectively sequencing geography and history provision: EYFS – Year 6‘. After formally welcoming everyone and introducing …

Geographical Association (GA) In the Know webinar series

Consultancy

Today’s webinar was the third 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 aim is to make …

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

(Webinar 3: Mountains and volcanoes)

ConsultancyWorkshops

Thursday afternoon soon comes around again … time for another ‘In the Know’ webinar.  This week the focus was on ‘Mountains and volcanoes’, one of my favourite themes to teach when I was in the classroom. Word seems to have spread about our weekly webinars as our audience continues to grow.  If you have yet to attend one of the …

Bespoke CPD (Lympne C of E Primary School)

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No rest for the wicked!  Supposedly my Easter break, but I succumbed to a demand for some bespoke CPD from a school in Kent whose holidays fell in slightly different weeks.  I am glad I did too as those at Lympne C of E Primary School (https://www.lympne.kent.sch.uk/) were a very friendly, enthusiastic and appreciative bunch! Steven Owen, the Head Teacher, …

Ensuring successful subject leadership in primary schools

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Well, the onus was not on me today!  Once in a while, it is rather nice to be able to sit back, listen and absorb.  David Weatherly’s third CPD event of this academic year was entitled ‘Ensuring successful subject leadership in primary schools‘ (http://www.davidweatherlyeducation.co.uk/geography-training.html), and very timely it was too, given that I am delivering training to schools within the …

EYFS training day: Investigating the Natural World through Outdoor Learning

CPD For MeWorkshops

Well, it was time to sit back, simply listen and absorb what was put in front of me as I was the one being inducted today (makes a change!). The theme of today’s training was ‘Investigating the Natural World through Outdoor Learning’, which was confidently delivered by David Weatherly of David Weatherly Education (http://davidweatherlyeducation.co.uk/), Sheena Wright and Gyles Morris from …