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 …

Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting, Gloucestershire

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With Term 4 now underway, it was time for our second Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year, again held in situ at The Pavilion in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.  My right wing for today was the fantastic Sandra Parker, Performance Advisor for the Education Outcomes and Intervention team at Gloucestershire County Council (GCC); her administrative and organisational skills …

Twilight CPD, Gloucester Schools Partnership (GSP), Gloucestershire

Consultancy

Lisa Perez, in charge of coordinating the Best Practice Network CPD for all those establishments within the Gloucester Schools Partnership (GSP), approached me to see if I would be available to deliver two, twilight sessions to address areas for development linked to fieldwork and enquiry-led learning that had been outlined by teachers/SLT.  Following a Zoom call, in which I provided a …

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 …

Bespoke CPD: Chalford Hill Primary School, Gloucestershire

Consultancy

I had a lovely drive to Chalford Hill Primary School this morning to work alongside their Geography Subject Leader (who also has responsibility for EYFS and Outdoor Learning), Kate Lewis, for the first of two bespoke CPD sessions (https://www.chalfordhillschool.co.uk/). Kate has attended several virtual Primary Humanities Network meetings that I have delivered.  She wrote to me just before Christmas, requesting …

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, …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network (PHN) meeting (Term 2)

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Despite offering a face-to-face and virtual option for our second Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year, the majority chose online or requested a link to the recording of the meeting, plus a copy of the chat feed and the accompanying resources to be sent so that they could listen to/peruse these at a more convenient time.  With over …

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

Consultancy

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 …

Term 6’s Primary Humanities Network meeting goes virtual once again and well beyond Gloucestershire!

Workshops

Well, Zoom certainly brought a buzz to my study on Wednesday afternoon!  Not only did I have several ‘regulars’ in attendance at our virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting, but also many new participants; I think we had teachers from as far afield as Cumbria in the north to Dorset in the south and Nottinghamshire in the east to Greater Manchester 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 …