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.  …

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 …

Leading primary geography, Geographical Association (GA)

CPD For Me

As a Consultant to the Geographical Association (GA), I think it is important to observe others in a similar position from time to time to aid reflection on current practice and, perhaps, pick up some fresh ideas to ensure that training is always evolving and engaging. Isabel Richardson, Events Co-ordinator at the GA, suggested that I might like to attend …

‘Ensuring successful subject leadership in geography and history (EYFS to Year 6)’, David Weatherly Education

CPD For Me

Yet again, another engaging, inspiring and informative CPD event delivered by David Weatherly, with input from Sheena Wright too, yesterday.  Six and a half hours is a long time to sit at a screen and listen/watch, but David’s informal and chatty approach ensures that all are attentive and absorbed. Today’s training was a repeat of one that I attended earlier …

RGS-IBG’s Ofsted event

CPD For Me

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 …

Bespoke CPD (Lawrence View Primary School and Nursery, Nottinghamshire)

Consultancy

What a productive morning we had!  Annie Ratcliffe, Geography Subject Leader at Lawrence View Primary School and Nursery in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (https://www.lawrenceviewprimary.co.uk/), requested a morning of CPD to support her with development of the whole school’s geography curriculum. We began by tweaking the school’s intent document, referring to the National Curriculum programme of study for geography at Key Stages 1 …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 5)

ConsultancyWorkshops

Since so many individuals were unable to attend our Primary Humanities Network meeting in mid-March and several e-mails from Subject Leaders had entered my inbox recently, I decided to offer a repeat of our previous session virtually by means of Zoom.  Not only was this attended by a number of regulars from across the county of Gloucestershire, but we were …

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 4)

ConsultancyWorkshops

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 …