geography southwest’s annual conference comes to UWE!

CPD For Me

How has a year passed by? It was time for geography southwest’s annual conference, once again hosted by the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of the West of England (UWE) on the outskirts of Bristol (https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/find-a-course/courses-by-subject/geography-and-environmental-management). I had offered to support the organisers, Dr Harry West, Simon Ross and John Davidson, with welcoming delegates and registration, …

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 …

Twilight CPD, Gloucester Schools Partnership (GSP), Gloucestershire

Consultancy

Lisa Perez, in charge of coordinating the Best Practice Network CPD for all those establishments within the Gloucester Schools Partnership (GSP), approached me to see if I would be available to deliver two, twilight sessions to address areas for development linked to fieldwork and enquiry-led learning that had been outlined by teachers/SLT.  Following a Zoom call, in which I provided a …

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 …

Ensuring successful subject leadership in primary schools

ConsultancyWorkshops

Well, the onus was not on me today!  Once in a while, it is rather nice to be able to sit back, listen and absorb.  David Weatherly’s third CPD event of this academic year was entitled ‘Ensuring successful subject leadership in primary schools‘ (http://www.davidweatherlyeducation.co.uk/geography-training.html), and very timely it was too, given that I am delivering training to schools within the …

EYFS training day: Geography in the Early Years

CPD For Me

Once in a while, it is rather pleasant to be able to sit back, relax a little and be on the receiving end of some fantastic virtual CPD!  Today, it was the turn of David Weatherly and Sheena Wright to engage and inspire us.  David Weatherly is a School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher at all stages of learning, …

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

ConsultancyWorkshops

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 …

Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) Day, Parkinson Lane Community Primary School, Halifax

ConsultancyWorkshops

No travel for me, but remote working instead as Halifax was a little too far to go in a day.  Using Skype, I managed to link up with David Weatherly (http://davidweatherlyeducation.co.uk/), who was on site at Parkinson Lane Community Primary School (https://www.parkinsonlane.com/) to deliver some bespoke CPD related to the Geographical Association’s Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) award. David has …

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. …