Starting the week with some bespoke CPD


I received the following request from the Geography Subject Leader at St. William’s Catholic Primary School in Ince, near Wigan, Lancashire ( towards the end of Term 3: ‘I am looking for some bespoke CPD to support me with developing the geography curriculum at my school. We are using Oddizzi as a scheme, but I have swapped out some of …

CPD: Tewkesbury District Partnership (TDP)

'What makes an effective Subject Leader (geography and history)?' - Part 1


Towards the end of Term 2, I was approached by Jane Farren, Head Teacher at Norton C of E Primary School and Co-Chair of the Tewkesbury District Partnership (TDP), to see if I was available to deliver two, virtual CPD sessions for Geography/History/Humanities Subject Leaders in local primary schools.  It was agreed to focus on ‘What makes an effective Subject …

A little ‘stretch and challenge’ for the New Year!

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 3)


Starting the New Year as we mean to go on!  Despite still being virtual in nature, I thought I would still try and provide a little ‘stretch and challenge’ during the third Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year.  After reviewing the suggestions given towards the end of our last meeting and bearing in mind the themes hitting the …

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


This afternoon saw me venture across the border into Wiltshire to deliver a twilight CPD to all staff at Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery ( 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. …

Wicked Weather Watch (WWW) Arctic Extravaganza, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol


And, what an extravaganza it was!  100+ youngsters and their teachers from 8 local schools, plus 2 home educators, representatives from the charity, Wicked Weather Watch, and freelance consultants, all descended on the Exhibition and Conference Centre at UWE for a day of Arctic-themed activities.  The overall aim was to use different mediums to relay the key messages about climate …