Let’s get competitive!

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Geographical Association (GA) local branch (GlosGeog) WorldWise Quiz heat It was off to Dean Close School in Cheltenham (https://www.deanclose.org.uk/) this afternoon/evening for our local Geographical Association (GA) branch (GlosGeog) WorldWise Quiz heat. 14 teams of Key Stage 4 students from six schools across the county had turned up to battle it out for three places in the next round against …

CPD workshop: Children as landscape detectives

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GlosGeog, our local Geographical Association (GA) branch, was able to run this FREE half day CPD event for local teachers entitled ‘Children as landscape detectives‘ thanks to the support of Peter Vujakovic, Emeritus Professor of Geography at Canterbury Christ Church University and Odyssey Teaching School Hub at Pate’s Grammar School in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (https://www.patesgs.org/). Due to the format of the …

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 …

Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG)’s Primary Geography and History Teachmeet

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https://www.rgs.org/events/spring-2021/primary-geography-and-history-teachmeet-(1)/ It was a privilege to be one of the presenters at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG)’s first Primary Geography and History Teachmeet this evening.  This event was held in conjunction with the Historical Association (HA) and encouraged teachers to share their ideas and innovation in geography and history teaching with the teaching community.  With over 160 in …

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

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After being approached for some advice by Hetal Trivedi, Geography Subject Leader at World’s End Junior School (https://worldsendjuniors.co.uk/) last week, I managed to squeeze in a couple of bespoke CPD sessions to assist her with their whole school curriculum planning. Geography is currently taught in two, three week blocks; one in Autumn 2 and the other in Summer 1.  Whilst this …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6); ‘Taking learning outside the classroom’.

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At the request of many individuals, I managed to squeeze in another virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting before the end of the academic year.  The theme for our meeting was ‘Taking learning outside the classroom: Developing geographical skills and fieldwork opportunities and ideas for local history studies’.  If this was a face-to-face session, then I would usually take teachers outside and …

Year 6 geography day (Tom Roberts Adventure Centre – TRAC)

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What a day, and blessed with some warm, fine weather too! After a successful application for funding from the Frederick Soddy Trust (https://www.rgs.org/in-the-field/in-the-field-grants/teacher-grants/frederick-soddy-schools-award/), 54 Year 6 pupils and their teachers from Dunalley Primary School (http://www.dunalley.gloucs.sch.uk/) arrived on Monday 20th May at the Tom Roberts Adventure Centre (TRAC) (https://www.tracnewent.org.uk/) for a ‘geography day’ with a difference.  Rather than being in the …

Come and join us! The more, the merrier! (Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting)

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Come and join us! Gloucestershire’s newly established Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network ‘Inspiring; informative; engaging; different; fun.’ (One participant’s ‘concluding comment’ at our previous workshop) Following interest and demand from several schools/individuals, I have recently established a Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network for local teaching professionals.  It is intended to meet each term, on either a Monday or Tuesday afternoon (please feel free to …