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 …

EYFS Cultural Diversity Training Day

CPD For Me

Time to be inducted by David Weatherly and Sheena Wright once again!  David Weatherly is a School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher at all stages of learning.  He is author of the award-winning Primary Connected History and Primary Connected Geography schemes published by Harper Collins.  Sheena Wright is an EYFS Education Consultant and a former Local Authority Early Years Lead Adviser …

Bespoke CPD: Chalford Hill Primary School, Gloucestershire

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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 …

Ensuring successful subject leadership in primary schools

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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 …

Term 6’s Primary Humanities Network meeting goes virtual once again and well beyond Gloucestershire!

Workshops

Well, Zoom certainly brought a buzz to my study on Wednesday afternoon!  Not only did I have several ‘regulars’ in attendance at our virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting, but also many new participants; I think we had teachers from as far afield as Cumbria in the north to Dorset in the south and Nottinghamshire in the east to Greater Manchester in …

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/); …

Primary Humanities/Geography Subject Leaders’ Network meeting

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Well, I have finally succeeded in establishing a Primary Humanities/Geography Subject Leaders’ Network for Gloucestershire! Following interest and demand from several schools/individuals, I decided to invest some time and energy into setting up a group once my recent stint back in the classroom had drawn to a close and full-time freelancing activities resumed.  Whilst I will coordinate  and steer each …