Time to put my history hat on!

Consultancy

It was time to draw on my experience of teaching across the humanities today; some bespoke CPD with a history stance. I had previously worked with the Geography Subject Leader at Lawrence View Primary and Nursery School in Eastwood, Nottingham (https://www.lawrenceviewprimary.co.uk/) and her colleague, with responsibility for history, approached me to see if I could spend some time looking at …

Bespoke CPD (Tankersley St. Peter’s Primary School)

Consultancy

Today was the second of our bespoke CPD sessions. I began by addressing any questions/concerns that had arisen following the Geography Subject Leader’s subsequent discussion with other members of staff, alongside her contemplation and exploration of the suggested websites and resources. Since there had been a handful of e-mails exchanged between sessions to clarify a few points, these were actually …

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 …

The review begins!

Consultancy

Today was the first of two bespoke CPD sessions with members of staff at Mitcheldean Endowed Primary School in the heart of the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire (https://www.mitcheldeanschool.co.uk/). Unfortunately, as these sessions were being delivered virtually, I did not get to fully appreciate the beautiful surroundings of the school. However, having visited the Forest of Dean on a number …

Bespoke CPD: Coalway Community Infant School, Gloucestershire

Consultancy

Well, the weeks seem to be flying by.  Sure enough, it was time for the second bespoke CPD session with the current Class 2 (EYFS) Teacher and Geography Subject Leader at Coalway Community Infant School in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (https://www.coalway-inf.gloucs.sch.uk/website). It was intended to pick up from our last virtual meeting and repeat what we had accomplished at EYFS …

Bespoke CPD: Coalway Community Infant School, Gloucestershire

Consultancy

Time for a spot of bespoke CPD today; the first of two virtual sessions with the current Class 2 (EYFS) Teacher and Geography Subject Leader at Coalway Community Infant School in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (https://www.coalway-inf.gloucs.sch.uk/website). In an e-mail prior to today’s session, I had been briefed about geography across the school and the areas which were felt to …

EYFS Cultural Diversity Training Day

CPD For Me

Time to be inducted by David Weatherly and Sheena Wright once again!  David Weatherly is a School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher at all stages of learning.  He is author of the award-winning Primary Connected History and Primary Connected Geography schemes published by Harper Collins.  Sheena Wright is an EYFS Education Consultant and a former Local Authority Early Years Lead Adviser …

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)’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 …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting – Term 6: ‘Reflecting geographies’

ConsultancyWorkshops

Just a handful of the ‘concluding comments’ from those who attended our previous Primary Humanities Network meeting in ‘real time’ or accessed the recording and accompanying resources to review at later date: Thanks for another fab session.  Thanks to everyone for their contributions, it’s really good to get to know other Subject Leaders. Many things to investigate further! Full of …