Virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting (2)

Consultancy

Since Term 4 was now well underway for all schools, it was time for our second virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year. I had presented at another event earlier in the week in conjunction with GLOSSI (Gloucestershire School Improvement) team. Participants relished the chance to network with other individuals in a similar role to themselves …

Let’s get competitive!

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Geographical Association (GA) local branch (GlosGeog) WorldWise Quiz heat It was off to Dean Close School in Cheltenham (https://www.deanclose.org.uk/) this afternoon/evening for our local Geographical Association (GA) branch (GlosGeog) WorldWise Quiz heat. 14 teams of Key Stage 4 students from six schools across the county had turned up to battle it out for three places in the next round against …

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 …

Two GlosGeog events in one week!

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We could not forget Key Stage 3 geographers, of course! Today’s event comprised a virtual offering in the morning for those further afield (which was also recorded) and an in situ session in the afternoon for teachers and Year 9 students at Cheltenham Ladies College (CLC) in Gloucestershire. In total, we had teachers and Year 9 pupils from 12 schools, …

GlosGeog welcomes Dr Liam Saddington!

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Well, it was off to Marling School in Stroud, Gloucestershire this afternoon, our hosts for GlosGeog‘s second speaker session of this academic year. How lucky we were to have the company of Dr Liam Saddington, Teaching Associate in Human Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. Liam is a political and environmental geographer, whose research focuses …

Time for round 2!

Consultancy

We just managed to squeeze in a second bespoke CPD session before half-term. On board again today were the Head Teacher and another member of staff from Mitcheldean Endowed Primary School (https://www.mitcheldeanschool.co.uk/). We began by reflecting on the progress that we made a week or so ago. I answered a few questions that participants had following their discussions with other …

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 …

GlosGeog speaker session (Stroud High School, Gloucestershire)

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Well, it was, once again, time to head off to Stroud High School (SHS) in Gloucestershire (https://stroudhigh.gloucs.sch.uk/); not to conduct an Online Safety Mark assessment today, but to partake in GlosGeog’s final event of this academic year, which they had very kindly offered to host.  Thanks to their technical team, we were also able to coordinate a live stream and …

A GlosGeog and Ordnance Survey (OS) collaboration

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It is not very often that you get the opportunity to ‘come and hone your geographical skills, have a play with Digimap for Schools and conduct a fieldwork enquiry within the school grounds … all in the space of a day!‘. Thanks to support from the Balcarras Trust and Darren Bailey from Ordnance Survey (OS), GlosGeog (Gloucestershire’s local Geographical Association [GA] branch), were …

Bespoke CPD: Coalway Community Infant School, Gloucestershire

Consultancy

Well, the weeks seem to be flying by.  Sure enough, it was time for the second bespoke CPD session with the current Class 2 (EYFS) Teacher and Geography Subject Leader at Coalway Community Infant School in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (https://www.coalway-inf.gloucs.sch.uk/website). It was intended to pick up from our last virtual meeting and repeat what we had accomplished at EYFS …