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 …

Year 3 and 4 geography day (Drybrook Primary School)

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The weather looked promising as I headed over from Gloucester to The Christian Adventure Centre at Viney Hill in the Forest of Dean (http://vineyhilladventure.org/), so I hoped that was a good omen for the jam-packed day ahead!  I so enjoy spending time in this stunning, natural environment and with such a supportive and nurturing team.  It was great to deliver …

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

Consultancy

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. …

Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) and the 3Is (intent; implementation and impact)

Consultancy

It was back to school for me today; time to deliver training, based on Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) and the 3Is (intent; implementation and impact), to all staff at Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls in Gloucester. Firstly, I introduced the aims of the session: To be more informed about the processes and procedures of inspection now undertaken by …

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Tom Roberts Adventure Centre [TRAC], near Newent, Gloucestershire)

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Not quite the weather that I had hoped for, but we managed! The theme for our final meeting of this academic year was ‘Taking learning outside the classroom‘.  After welcoming individuals, I shared the aims and format of the session.  The intention was for majority of this session to be held outside at the Tom Roberts Adventure Centre (TRAC) (https://www.tracnewent.org.uk/); …

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 …

GCSE geography fieldwork revision day (University of the West of England [UWE], Bristol)

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What a great experience for Year 11 pupils from Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls in Gloucester!  Dr Chris Spencer, a Senior Lecturer in Geology and Physical Geography in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of the West of England (UWE), had worked hard to coordinate a fantastic day for them; perfect revision of their human and …

CPD workshop (Let’s go on an awesome Arctic adventure, in conjunction with Wicked Weather Watch), Sir Thomas Rich’s School, Gloucester

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It was off to Sir Thomas Rich’s School in Gloucester this morning for a repeat of the CPD workshop delivered at Clifton High School in Bristol a fortnight ago.  However, this time, it was Gill Johnson representing Wicked Weather Watch, as opposed to Vicky Oram-Ahern.   I have used the Pavilion for CPD events before; it is very spacious and airy …

Next Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting

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Come and join us! ‘Yet more useful links and contacts.’ ‘Practical; informative; ideas; thought-provoking.’ ‘Engaging; interesting; factual; good networking opportunity; knowledge-rich.’ ‘Extremely helpful for gathering ideas.’ ‘Interesting; valuable; making connections; skills; knowledge.’ ‘Valuable ideas; chance to magpie ideas; inspired; learnt from others.’ ‘Inspiring; knowledge-building; useful; ideas; time to chat.’ ‘Informative; helpful; interesting; thought-provoking; geography-centric.’ ‘Interesting; fact-finding; good CPD; developed knowledge …