Primary Humanities Subject Leaders Network meeting, Tom Roberts Adventure Centre (TRAC), Newent, Gloucestershire

Consultancy

This time, it was a slightly upmarket meeting spot for us due to sponsorship from TUI UK (http://www.tui.co.uk).  Usually, a local school offers to host a meeting, but this time we were able to venture to a more spacious venue, with ample parking and no interruptions from children, colleagues or parents/carers (TRAC – Tom Roberts Adventure Centre, near Newent in …

Al-Ashraf Secondary School, Gloucester

Consultancy

This term, I shall continue to visit Al-Ashraf Secondary School on a regular basis to support their school improvement endeavours.  The Head Teacher, SLT and members of staff recognise the need to move forward and are keen to address all the suggested areas for improvement noted in Ofsted’s latest report. Patience is required, however, as rapid improvement cannot happen overnight, …

Whole staff INSET, Al-Ashraf Secondary School, Gloucester

Consultancy

Well, the summer holidays are finally over! Today, I was, once again, at Al-Ashraf Secondary School in Gloucester, this time to deliver a CPD session to all staff that focused upon ‘differentiation’ (providing effective intervention/support and sufficient stretch and challenge).  The overall aim was to address the suggestions for improvement outlined in the school’s recent Ofsted report in relation to …

India-themed workshop, Abbeymead Primary School, Gloucester

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Well, it was off to Abbeymead Primary School in Gloucester today for my final pupil workshop for this academic year.  The theme for the day was ‘India’ and, due to the school using their Global Learning Programme e-credits to fund the event, there was also an element of CPD for staff to deliver (in the form of a working lunch). …

Primary Humanities/Geography Subject Leaders’ Network meeting

Consultancy

High School for Girls (HSfG) in Gloucester kindly offered to host our second Primary Humanities/Geography Subject Leaders’ Network meeting, and what a warm welcome we received, accompanied by a vast array of delicious refreshments!  The turnout was very encouraging, especially for this time of year given that there are so many activities and events taking place both inside and outside …

Al-Ashraf Secondary School, Gloucester

Consultancy

The ongoing school improvement support that I am giving the Head Teacher, Senior Leaders, Governors and staff at Al-Ashraf Secondary School in Gloucester is proving to be incredibly rewarding.  This small, Islamic, independent school received a visit from Ofsted last November and a number of areas for improvement were identified.  I have been conducting lesson observations and providing feedback to …

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 …

Regional Primary Geography Conference, Gloucestershire

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I cannot believe that a year has gone by since the last Regional Primary Geography Conference.  It was lovely to see some familiar faces, as well as a few news ones, who have been assigned or have volunteered to take on board the Geography/Humanities Subject Leader role within their schools.  David Weatherly and I have regular contact by e-mail or …

Another ‘awesome, Arctic adventure’!

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Due to continued interest and demand from local schools and further funding available from Wiltshire-based charity, Wicked Weather Watch (https://wickedweatherwatch.org.uk/), it was decided to hold yet another ‘awesome, Arctic adventure’ event just before the end of Term 3.  High School for Girls (HSfG) (https://www.hsfg.org/), one of the grammar schools located in the centre of Gloucester, very kindly offered to host …

‘Let’s go an awesome, Arctic adventure’, Wicked Weather Watch (WWW) and The Crypt Teaching School, Gloucester

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 Yes, it was off to the Arctic again, but this time in much more challenging circumstances, with 90+ pupils and their teachers and TAs from seven, very different, local primary schools.  The Crypt Teaching School very kindly offered to host the event and I was well supported by my usual contingent from the charity, Wicked Weather Watch, and highly competent …