Virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting

Consultancy

Whilst we were waiting for everyone to arrive and settle, I suggested that individuals may wish to access the latest Primary Newsbites on geography southwest’s website (https://www.geographysouthwest.co.uk/primary/primary-news/).  It contains numerous teaching ideas, plus links to new resources, useful websites, forthcoming events and CPD offerings, which are relevant to those throughout the UK, not just within the south west region of …

Gloucestershire School Improvement (GLOSSI) Primary Geography Subject Leader Network Meeting (3)

Consultancy

Whilst we were waiting for everyone to arrive and settle, I suggested that individuals may wish to access the latest Primary Newsbites on geography southwest’s website (https://www.geographysouthwest.co.uk/primary/primary-news/).  It contains numerous teaching ideas, plus links to new resources, useful websites, forthcoming events and CPD offerings, which are relevant to those throughout the UK, not just within the south west region of England.  …

Virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting

ConsultancyWorkshops

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 …

Gloucestershire School Improvement (GLOSSI) Primary Geography Subject Leader Network Meeting (1)

ConsultancyWorkshops

After several planning meetings via Zoom, it was time for Sandra Parker, LA Advisor, and myself to facilitate Gloucestershire School Improvement (GLOSSI)’s first Primary Geography Subject Leader Network Meeting of this academic year.  The Pavilion, close to Cheltenham town centre, provided the ideal venue for around 30 educational professionals to meet for a spot of networking and sharing of best …

geography southwest Conference, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol

ConsultancyCPD For Me

Well, what a buzz there was in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at UWE today (https://www.uwe.ac.uk/about/faculties-and-departments/environment-and-technology/geography-and-environmental-management)!  I was there to support Simon Ross and John Davidson, the founders of the geography southwest website (https://www.geographysouthwest.co.uk/) and Harry West, Senior Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Management at UWE (https://people.uwe.ac.uk/Person/HarryWest), with the registration process, as well as having the opportunity to …

Not quite the same as face-to-face, but virtual does the job well for now!

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 1; 2020-2021)

ConsultancyWorkshops

Thanks to Zoom, our first Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year was able to go ahead with the theme of ‘Assessment, including moderation of pupils’ work’.  After welcoming attendees, some familiar faces and several new ones, I outlined the aims and structure of the meeting: To begin with, I focused on the latest developments; not only items from …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6); ‘Taking learning outside the classroom’.

ConsultancyWorkshops

At the request of many individuals, I managed to squeeze in another virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting before the end of the academic year.  The theme for our meeting was ‘Taking learning outside the classroom: Developing geographical skills and fieldwork opportunities and ideas for local history studies’.  If this was a face-to-face session, then I would usually take teachers outside and …