GlosGeog’s Secondary Geography Teach Meet is a success!

GlosGeog

Following GlosGeog’s successful virtual Primary Teach Meet in mid-April, it was decided to run a similar event for local secondary school teachers, ECTs and trainees. The Balcarras Trust, where one of the county’s Teaching School Hubs is also based (https://www.balcarras.gloucs.sch.uk/), kindly offered to host GlosGeog’s Secondary Teach Meet, which was attended by myself and Peter Vujakovic, GlosGeog Committee members, alongside …

Bespoke CPD (Part 2)!

Consultancy

It was, once again, time to reconvene with the History Subject Leader at Lawrence View Primary and Nursery School in Eastwood, Nottingham (https://www.lawrenceviewprimary.co.uk/) to continue our discussions around their whole school curriculum map for the subject. Following our previous session, the History Subject Leader had revisited my suggested websites, resources and ideas. I was really impressed with the progress that she …

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, part 2!

Consultancy

Well, it was time for another bespoke CPD session with staff at St. William’s Catholic Primary School in Wigan, Lancashire (https://www.saintwilliams.wigan.sch.uk/). I received an e-mail a couple of weeks’ ago requesting ‘…. could we please look at what we have been working on since our first meeting (long-term overview and sequencing of it, enquiry and auxiliary questions) and then also …

Virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting (2)

Consultancy

Since Term 4 was now well underway for all schools, it was time for our second virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year. I had presented at another event earlier in the week in conjunction with GLOSSI (Gloucestershire School Improvement) team. Participants relished the chance to network with other individuals in a similar role to themselves …

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

CPD For Me

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 …

Bespoke CPD: Chalford Hill Primary School, Gloucestershire

ConsultancyWorkshops

Well, it was back to Chalford Hill Primary School this morning to deliver the second half of their bespoke CPD (https://www.chalfordhillschool.co.uk/). Kate Lewis, their newly appointed Subject Leader for Geography (along with having responsibility for EYFS and Outdoor Learning), had made good progress since our previous encounter.  Following a staff meeting a couple of weeks ago, she had managed to …

Bespoke CPD: Chalford Hill Primary School, Gloucestershire

Consultancy

I had a lovely drive to Chalford Hill Primary School this morning to work alongside their Geography Subject Leader (who also has responsibility for EYFS and Outdoor Learning), Kate Lewis, for the first of two bespoke CPD sessions (https://www.chalfordhillschool.co.uk/). Kate has attended several virtual Primary Humanities Network meetings that I have delivered.  She wrote to me just before Christmas, requesting …

Bespoke CPD: Longney C of E Primary Academy, Gloucestershire

Consultancy

My first in situ delivery of bespoke CPD for a while!  It felt good to be back too rather than simply doing everything virtually! Ms Penny Howard, the Head Teacher at Longney C of E Primary Academy (http://www.longney.gloucs.sch.uk/website), approached me just before February half-term to see if I could pop into school and work with their Geography Subject Leader and …