Time for me to be trained for a change!

CPD For Me

It was rather relaxing being in the audience instead of presenting for once, until you are invited to contribute, of course! Today saw me attend David Weatherly and Sheena Wright’s virtual training day, entitled ‘EYFS – Year 1 Continuity of Learning in Geography and History: EYFS into Year 1‘. After a warm welcome and introductions, David began by setting the …

Bespoke CPD (Tankersley St. Peter’s Primary School)

Consultancy

Today was the second of our bespoke CPD sessions. I began by addressing any questions/concerns that had arisen following the Geography Subject Leader’s subsequent discussion with other members of staff, alongside her contemplation and exploration of the suggested websites and resources. Since there had been a handful of e-mails exchanged between sessions to clarify a few points, these were actually …

Another round of bespoke CPD

Consultancy

This morning, I had the pleasure of working with the Geography Subject Leader at Tankersley St. Peter’s Primary School near Barnsley in South Yorkshire (https://tankersleystpeters.org.uk/). It was decided to split their bespoke CPD into two shorter sessions, approximately two weeks apart to allow for discussion with other members of staff, a degree of reflection and exploration of the many suggested …

Time for round 2!

Consultancy

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 …

The review begins!

Consultancy

Today was the first of two bespoke CPD sessions with members of staff at Mitcheldean Endowed Primary School in the heart of the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire (https://www.mitcheldeanschool.co.uk/). Unfortunately, as these sessions were being delivered virtually, I did not get to fully appreciate the beautiful surroundings of the school. However, having visited the Forest of Dean on a number …

Bespoke CPD: Coalway Community Infant School, Gloucestershire

Consultancy

Well, the weeks seem to be flying by.  Sure enough, it was time for the second bespoke CPD session with the current Class 2 (EYFS) Teacher and Geography Subject Leader at Coalway Community Infant School in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (https://www.coalway-inf.gloucs.sch.uk/website). It was intended to pick up from our last virtual meeting and repeat what we had accomplished at EYFS …

Bespoke CPD: Coalway Community Infant School, Gloucestershire

Consultancy

Time for a spot of bespoke CPD today; the first of two virtual sessions with the current Class 2 (EYFS) Teacher and Geography Subject Leader at Coalway Community Infant School in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (https://www.coalway-inf.gloucs.sch.uk/website). In an e-mail prior to today’s session, I had been briefed about geography across the school and the areas which were felt to …

Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting, Gloucestershire

ConsultancyWorkshops

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 …

INSET: Westbrook Primary School, Hounslow, London

Consultancy

So, it was straight back to it for me after all the Christmas and New Year festivities!  Today, it was time to meet staff at Westbrook Primary School in Hounslow, London (https://www.westbrookprimary.com/) (albeit virtually) to support staff in developing their geographical skills and gaining some ideas for quick, easy, cost-effective, impacting and purposeful fieldwork. After the usual welcome and introductions, …