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.  …

Geographical Association (GA) In the Know webinar series

Consultancy

Following a break for half-term, it was time, once again, to reconvene for another webinar in this series of six linked to the Geographical Association (GA)’s In the Know online resources. These webinars are a quick, easy and cost-effective means of updating your subject knowlege, whether you are a Geography Subject Leader, experienced classroom teacher, ECT or trainee. Further details about the series can be found by accessing …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6)

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Trying to fit a virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting into a busy Term 6 is not easy, but we managed it!  Our ‘real time’ numbers were slightly less than usual as several regulars were away on residential trips, could not gain cover due to sickness among colleagues or had Parents’ Consultation afternoons, Sports Day, etc. to attend.  Nevertheless, there was …

geography southwest Conference, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol

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Well, what a buzz there was in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at UWE today (https://www.uwe.ac.uk/about/faculties-and-departments/environment-and-technology/geography-and-environmental-management)!  I was there to support Simon Ross and John Davidson, the founders of the geography southwest website (https://www.geographysouthwest.co.uk/) and Harry West, Senior Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Management at UWE (https://people.uwe.ac.uk/Person/HarryWest), with the registration process, as well as having the opportunity to …

Geographical Association (GA)’s In the Know webinar series

(Webinar 5: Settlements)

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This week’s ‘In the Know’ webinar took the theme of ‘Settlements’, one with strong links to history too. Our ‘real time’ audience was somewhat depleted this week; I think teachers were keen to enjoy some sunshine after school!  Nevertheless, a few individuals had sent apologies in advance of the session as they had school events to attend or were away …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting – Term 6: ‘Reflecting geographies’

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Just a handful of the ‘concluding comments’ from those who attended our previous Primary Humanities Network meeting in ‘real time’ or accessed the recording and accompanying resources to review at later date: Thanks for another fab session.  Thanks to everyone for their contributions, it’s really good to get to know other Subject Leaders. Many things to investigate further! Full of …

CPD: Tewkesbury District Partnership (TDP)

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It was time for a little more CPD this afternoon: ‘What makes an effective Subject Leader?’ (Part 2).  Once again, the intention was to make the session as interactive as possible to encourage collaboration and sharing of best practice among partnership schools. After welcoming everyone (we had a couple of additional schools on board today) and highlighting two forthcoming events (https://stepintotheamazon.co.uk/2022/01/25/having-a-focus-on-south-america-biomes-global-issues-such-as-climate-change-or-sustainability-during-term-4/ …

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 …

Will you be there? (Next virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: Term 1, 2021-2022)

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‘It is helpful if teachers evaluate how secure pupils’ prior learning is in order to plan lessons.  They need to know what difficulties pupils may face.  Teachers need to appreciate any misconceptions that pupils have as well as any gaps in pupils’ knowledge.  Findings from assessments inform teachers about how to adapt their teaching appropriately and build on what pupils …