Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 4)

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A meeting with a difference!  Held virtually with the aid of Zoom software, rather than in situ as planned due to the coronavirus outbreak.  I debated whether to go ahead with our meeting, but several teachers were self-isolating and still keen to participate.  I have recorded the session, however, and am more than happy to share this and the accompanying …

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 …

Online Safety Live briefing (Lakefield C of E Primary School, Gloucestershire)

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How time flies!  It was, once again, the turn of those from SWGfL to give one of their Online Safety Live briefings in Gloucestershire (https://swgfl.org.uk/training/online-safety-live/).  Ian Williams, Head Teacher at Lakefield C of E Primary School in Frampton-on-Severn (https://www.lakefield.gloucs.sch.uk/gloucs/primary/lakefield), had kindly agreed to host the event, which was delivered by Andrew Williams and Steve Shepherd from SWGfL.  Whilst I know Andrew …

British Council: ‘Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving’ (Day 2)

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Well, it was back to the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub (https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/heritage-hub/) again today to deliver Day 2 of the British Council’s ‘Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving’ course.  We were based in the new Dunrossil Centre and being a small group were able to spread out and make ourselves very comfortable, as well as having access 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 …

Regional Primary History Conference (David Weatherly Education)

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Well, it was once again time to pop alomg to David Weatherly’s annual Regional Primary History Conference.  The theme for this academic year was ‘Achieving secure chronological knowledge and understanding through thematic investigations’.  For those of you not ‘in the know’, David is a School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher with an international reputation as an inspiring trainer.  Whether working …

FREE CPD! (British Council Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving)

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Are you keen to promote higher order thinking skills, e.g. critical thinking; problem solving, within your school? Are you wondering how to provide sufficient ‘stretch and challenge’ for those higher attainers within your class? Do you wish to have a positive influence on ‘cultural capital’? If the answer to any of the above questions is ‘Yes!’, then do not miss …

Whole staff twilight CPD (Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery, Swindon)

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This afternoon saw me venture across the border into Wiltshire to deliver a twilight CPD to all staff at Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery (http://www.lainesmeadprimaryschool.org.uk/) in Swindon.  The theme for today’s session was ‘Progression and assessment in geography and history’, something that I have delivered several times before, but am continually updating due to the current changes in education, e.g. …

CPD workshop (Let’s go on an awesome Arctic adventure, in conjunction with Wicked Weather Watch), The Royal High Preparatory School, Bath

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Well, Thursday morning saw the last of our CPD workshops for this academic year.  The venue was The Royal High Preparatory School in Bath, and being slightly beyond my usual working territory, meant several new faces. The aims and format of the session were shared with attendees at the outset. We then moved on to the ‘starter’, which looked at …