Bespoke CPD (Lympne C of E Primary School)

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No rest for the wicked!  Supposedly my Easter break, but I succumbed to a demand for some bespoke CPD from a school in Kent whose holidays fell in slightly different weeks.  I am glad I did too as those at Lympne C of E Primary School (https://www.lympne.kent.sch.uk/) were a very friendly, enthusiastic and appreciative bunch! Steven Owen, the Head Teacher, …

2022 FFT Education Datalab Virtual Research Conference

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Well, it was rather pleasant to be able to sit back today and have no responsibility for steering an event or presenting, only contributing verbally or via the chat feed.  Advertised as ‘2022 FFT Education Datalab Virtual Research Conference: Where Next? Unpacking the real impact of Covid-19 on our pupils, teachers and schools‘ (https://fft.org.uk/fft-datalab-conference-2022/), this event was really insightful and …

Bespoke CPD: Ward End Primary School, Birmingham

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I was approached by the Assistant Head Teacher of Years 5 and 6, who is also a regular attendee of our virtual Primary Humanities Network meetings, to see if I could deliver some bespoke CPD for their Humanities Subject Leaders before the end of Term 2.  Their initial request was overly ambitious for one afternoon, so it was advised that …

Bespoke CPD: Curriculum Development (World’s End Junior School, Birmingham)

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Hetal Trivedi, Geography Subject Leader at World’s End Junior School (https://worldsendjuniors.co.uk/), approached me earlier this week for a spot of advice regarding her continued whole school curriculum planning.  It was suggested that we had a couple of virtual bespoke CPD sessions, so that we could address some of her concerns, identify areas for development, etc.  Having these sessions a week …

RGS-IBG’s Ofsted event

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For once, it was rather nice to be able to just sit back and view and listen, rather than being the one presenting!  Tonight’s CPD event was hosted by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) and delivered by the hugely experienced and extremely proficient Iain Freeland.  Iain Freeland is Her Majesty’s Inspector and Ofsted’s subject lead for geography.  He leads a …

Term 2’s virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting goes European!

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The benefits of taking our Primary Humanities Network meetings online are becoming visible … no longer do I simply reach out to teachers in Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties, but educational professionals from as far and wide as the Isles of Scilly and Geneva, Switzerland were able to join us this afternoon! The foci for today’s meeting were very welcome in …

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 4)

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A meeting with a difference!  Held virtually with the aid of Zoom software, rather than in situ as planned due to the coronavirus outbreak.  I debated whether to go ahead with our meeting, but several teachers were self-isolating and still keen to participate.  I have recorded the session, however, and am more than happy to share this and the accompanying …

Regional Primary Geography Conference (Bowden Hall Hotel Gloucestershire)

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Well, it was time for David Weatherly to return to Gloucestershire for his annual Regional Primary Geography Conference (www.davidweatherlyeducation.co.uk).  David is a School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher with an international reputation as an inspiring trainer. Whether working in schools or at CPD events, he always models practical and achievable approaches to improving engagement and outcomes of pupils. He …

Curriculum development (Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls, Gloucester)

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I was thrilled to receive the below e-mail in my inbox a couple of weeks ago: ‘… Good news to share!  After a stressful few days and sleepless nights, we received extremely positive feedback yesterday and were awarded good judgements in all areas. This is indeed a big achievement for our school community and your input has been significant in …