Term 2’s virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting goes European!

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The benefits of taking our Primary Humanities Network meetings online are becoming visible … no longer do I simply reach out to teachers in Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties, but educational professionals from as far and wide as the Isles of Scilly and Geneva, Switzerland were able to join us this afternoon! The foci for today’s meeting were very welcome in …

British Council Connecting Classrooms Global Learning’s trainer webinar

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As it is British Council’s International Education Week 2020 (from 16th to 20th November), it seemed very apt to hold the first Connecting Classrooms Global Learning’s trainer webinar this afternoon. Feedback from a recent trainer survey suggested that individuals would relish the opportunity to share practice and collaborate with colleagues from across the UK.  Thus, Fiona Burns, in her role …

Bespoke CPD (Lawrence View Primary School and Nursery, Nottinghamshire)

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What a productive morning we had!  Annie Ratcliffe, Geography Subject Leader at Lawrence View Primary School and Nursery in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (https://www.lawrenceviewprimary.co.uk/), requested a morning of CPD to support her with development of the whole school’s geography curriculum. We began by tweaking the school’s intent document, referring to the National Curriculum programme of study for geography at Key Stages 1 …

Why not pop along (virtually) to our second Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year?

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Just a handful of the ‘concluding comments‘ from attendees at our last virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: ‘Lots of useful links to explore and information to develop/tweak our assessment in geography.  Thank you.’ ‘Thank you – that was great.  Really useful.’             ‘Informative, interesting and helpful.  Thank you.’ ‘Thank you.  Lots to ponder.’ ‘Useful, relevant and …

Not quite the same as face-to-face, but virtual does the job well for now!

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 1; 2020-2021)

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Thanks to Zoom, our first Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year was able to go ahead with the theme of ‘Assessment, including moderation of pupils’ work’.  After welcoming attendees, some familiar faces and several new ones, I outlined the aims and structure of the meeting: To begin with, I focused on the latest developments; not only items from …

Bespoke CPD (Curriculum development, Christ Church C of E (VC) Primary School, Wiltshire)

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I even managed to squeeze in a bespoke CPD session with Sarah Brown, a newly appointed Geography Subject Leader at Christ Church C of E (VC) Primary School in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire (https://www.christchurch.wilts.sch.uk/), this afternoon before the start of the summer holidays … one very busy week! Sarah attended our virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting a couple of days ago and …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6); ‘Taking learning outside the classroom’.

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At the request of many individuals, I managed to squeeze in another virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting before the end of the academic year.  The theme for our meeting was ‘Taking learning outside the classroom: Developing geographical skills and fieldwork opportunities and ideas for local history studies’.  If this was a face-to-face session, then I would usually take teachers outside and …

Regional Primary Geography Conference (Bowden Hall Hotel Gloucestershire)

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Well, it was time for David Weatherly to return to Gloucestershire for his annual Regional Primary Geography Conference (www.davidweatherlyeducation.co.uk).  David is a School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher with an international reputation as an inspiring trainer. Whether working in schools or at CPD events, he always models practical and achievable approaches to improving engagement and outcomes of pupils. He …

Edward Feild Primary School, Kidlington, Oxfordshire

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Well, it was certainly beyond county for me today; a trip to Kidlington, just north of the city of Oxford, to deliver some bespoke CPD on behalf of the Geographical Association (GA) (https://www.geography.org.uk/) (and not an easy or pleasant one given the snow and localised flooding). The remit that I was given from the GA prior to half-term was ‘To …

British Council Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving course (Day 1)

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Well, it was back to the recently refurbished and superb Gloucestershire Heritage Hub today; this time to deliver Day 1 of the British Council Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving course, as opposed to steering a Primary Humanities Network meeting.  This was the first time that I have delivered such training in Gloucester, so it was good …