Not quite the same as face-to-face, but virtual does the job well for now!

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 1; 2020-2021)

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Thanks to Zoom, our first Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year was able to go ahead with the theme of ‘Assessment, including moderation of pupils’ work’.  After welcoming attendees, some familiar faces and several new ones, I outlined the aims and structure of the meeting: To begin with, I focused on the latest developments; not only items from …

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 …

Online Safety Live briefing (Lakefield C of E Primary School, Gloucestershire)

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How time flies!  It was, once again, the turn of those from SWGfL to give one of their Online Safety Live briefings in Gloucestershire (https://swgfl.org.uk/training/online-safety-live/).  Ian Williams, Head Teacher at Lakefield C of E Primary School in Frampton-on-Severn (https://www.lakefield.gloucs.sch.uk/gloucs/primary/lakefield), had kindly agreed to host the event, which was delivered by Andrew Williams and Steve Shepherd from SWGfL.  Whilst I know Andrew …

Primary Humanities Network meeting, Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

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Our second meeting of this academic year, with the theme of  ‘Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) and the 3Is – Part 2’, was again held at the newly refurbished Gloucestershire Heritage Hub (https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/heritage-hub), thanks to their very kind offer to host the event and supply complimentary refreshments.  Instead of being in the Dunrossil Centre, we were based in the Frith …

CPD workshop (Let’s go on an awesome Arctic adventure, in conjunction with Wicked Weather Watch), The Royal High Preparatory School, Bath

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Well, Thursday morning saw the last of our CPD workshops for this academic year.  The venue was The Royal High Preparatory School in Bath, and being slightly beyond my usual working territory, meant several new faces. The aims and format of the session were shared with attendees at the outset. We then moved on to the ‘starter’, which looked at …

CPD workshop (Let’s go on an awesome, Arctic adventure), Clifton High School, Bristol, (in conjunction with Wicked Weather Watch)

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Today, it was off to a new school for me … the lovely Clifton High School in Bristol. My remit was to deliver a CPD workshop for local teachers to showcase some of the high-quality resources that have been created, recent multi- and single-school events that have taken place and future opportunities that are available in conjunction with the Wiltshire-based …

Regional Primary Geography Conference, Bowden Hall Hotel, Gloucester

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I do love this annual event!  Not only is it always incredibly inspiring, engaging and thought-provoking, but we are also supplied with plentiful refreshments throughout the day and treated to a delicious lunch on comfy sofas overlooking the beautifully kept grounds. This theme of this year’s conference was ‘Geographical skills and fieldwork – ensuring coverage and progression‘.   We were given …

Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting, Gloucester Farmers’ Club

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It was, once again, time for our next Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting (we are aiming to meet once a term/six times per academic year and managing to do so pretty well to date)!  The theme for today’s meeting was ‘Planning a cross-curricular themed day or week (taking into account the revised Ofsted Inspection Framework)’, very topical bearing in …

SWGfL Online Safety Live, Lakefield C of E Primary School, Gloucestershire

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Well, Monday afternoon saw me back at Lakefield C of E Primary School in Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire (https://www.lakefield.gloucs.sch.uk/gloucs/primary/lakefield), this time for a Online Safety Live event (https://swgfl.org.uk/training-events/online-safety-live/) delivered by representatives from SWGfL and not to conduct a grueling Online Safety Mark assessment!  Following on from the latter than I carried out last July, it was agreed that one ‘area for development’ …