CPD workshop: Children as landscape detectives

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GlosGeog, our local Geographical Association (GA) branch, was able to run this FREE half day CPD event for local teachers entitled ‘Children as landscape detectives‘ thanks to the support of Peter Vujakovic, Emeritus Professor of Geography at Canterbury Christ Church University and Odyssey Teaching School Hub at Pate’s Grammar School in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (https://www.patesgs.org/). Due to the format of the …

Time for me to be trained for a change!

CPD For Me

It was rather relaxing being in the audience instead of presenting for once, until you are invited to contribute, of course! Today saw me attend David Weatherly and Sheena Wright’s virtual training day, entitled ‘EYFS – Year 1 Continuity of Learning in Geography and History: EYFS into Year 1‘. After a warm welcome and introductions, David began by setting the …

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

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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 …

Another round of bespoke CPD

Consultancy

This morning, I had the pleasure of working with the Geography Subject Leader at Tankersley St. Peter’s Primary School near Barnsley in South Yorkshire (https://tankersleystpeters.org.uk/). It was decided to split their bespoke CPD into two shorter sessions, approximately two weeks apart to allow for discussion with other members of staff, a degree of reflection and exploration of the many suggested …

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 …

A week of bespoke CPD!

Consultancy

Time for another round of bespoke CPD this week! First up, was St. John’s C of E Primary School in Watford (https://watfordstjohns.org/) to support their Geography Subject Leader with the integration of fieldwork within their current whole school geography curriculum. Their Geography Subject Leader sent me a copy of their whole school geography curriculum map prior to our Zoom meeting …

Virtual ‘In the Know’ webinar (Session 2), Geographical Association

Consultancy

The week seems to have flown by. How was it now time for Session 2 of this ‘In the Know’ webinar series? Further details about the whole series can be found by accessing the web-link below: https://portal.geography.org.uk/event/view/E000049 The aim of these sessions is to enhance delegates’ subject knowledge of several key geographical themes, as well as increasing their confidence to teach such topics both …

Virtual ‘In the Know’ webinar (Session 2), Geographical Association

Consultancy

Well. it was time for Session 2 of this ‘In the Know’ webinar series; a slightly different format to usual, but one which seems to have been well-received overall and certainly an option to consider repeating next academic year. Further details about the series can be found by accessing the web-link below: https://portal.geography.org.uk/event/view/E000039 The aim of these sessions is to enhance …

Virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting

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Now that Term 4 is in full swing, it was time for the second of our virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meetings of this academic year.  Over 75 individuals were on board; many ‘regulars’, as well as some new faces too from all over the UK.  The theme of our meeting, geographical skills and fieldwork, was obviously a popular …

Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting, Gloucestershire

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With Term 4 now underway, it was time for our second Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year, again held in situ at The Pavilion in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.  My right wing for today was the fantastic Sandra Parker, Performance Advisor for the Education Outcomes and Intervention team at Gloucestershire County Council (GCC); her administrative and organisational skills …