GlosGeog’s Secondary Geography Teach Meet is a success!

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Following GlosGeog’s successful virtual Primary Teach Meet in mid-April, it was decided to run a similar event for local secondary school teachers, ECTs and trainees. The Balcarras Trust, where one of the county’s Teaching School Hubs is also based (https://www.balcarras.gloucs.sch.uk/), kindly offered to host GlosGeog’s Secondary Teach Meet, which was attended by myself and Peter Vujakovic, GlosGeog Committee members, alongside …

GlosGeog’s virtual Primary Teach Meet is a hit!

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This afternoon saw me host GlosGeog’s first virtual Primary Teach Meet. This proved to be a very popular event, with all available places being filled a couple of weeks before the deadline date for bookings. We decided to take the theme of sustainability since it was Earth Day today. Having many hugely experienced and high profile geographers contributing was an …

CPD workshop: Children as landscape detectives

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GlosGeog, our local Geographical Association (GA) branch, was able to run another 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 workshop and sets of resources available, …

GlosGeog takes on Bristol!

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Time for the Regional Challenge of the Geographical Association (GA) WorldWise Quiz; this year, GlosGeog, Gloucestershire’s local branch, going head to head with Bristol’s. Earlier in the academic year, both branches had held their own quiz afternoon/evening and the teams finishing in first, second and third places were invited to compete in the Regional Challenge, kindly hosted by those at …

Virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting (2)

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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!

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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 …