Virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting

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 …

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.  …

Online Safety Mark Assessors Update Training Day (virtual and Newport, Wales)

CPD For MeOnline Safety

How time flies!  Two years on and it is time for me to be updated once again by the hugely knowledgeable and competent band at the UK Safer Internet Centre (UK SIC)/South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), namely Ron Richards, David Wright, Andrew Williams, Ken Corish and Carmel Glassbrook. Whilst some were gathered at the Lysaght Institute in Newport, Wales, several, …

Ensuring successful subject leadership in primary schools

ConsultancyWorkshops

Well, the onus was not on me today!  Once in a while, it is rather nice to be able to sit back, listen and absorb.  David Weatherly’s third CPD event of this academic year was entitled ‘Ensuring successful subject leadership in primary schools‘ (http://www.davidweatherlyeducation.co.uk/geography-training.html), and very timely it was too, given that I am delivering training to schools within the …

Online Safety Mark assessment goes virtual!

ConsultancyOnline Safety

Like many other things over the past year, Online Safety Mark assessing is now being done virtually.  This was my first remote assessment, and like several other assessors, I think that there is potential to continue offering virtual and face-to-face assessments once lockdown restrictions are lifted.  No very early starts or long-distance travel for me, which was certainly a bonus, …

Online Safety Mark Assessor Update Training

CPD For MeOnline Safety

Well, like many other things, the Online Safety Mark Assessor Update Training went virtual this year.  Not quite the same as all being in one room and chatting with individuals face-to-face, but still high-quality delivery and up-to-date information relayed from representatives based at SWGfL and the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC). The day began with a welcome, introductions and protocols …

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

Online Safety

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 …

Al-Ashraf Secondary School, Gloucester

Consultancy

The ongoing school improvement support that I am giving the Head Teacher, Senior Leaders, Governors and staff at Al-Ashraf Secondary School in Gloucester is proving to be incredibly rewarding.  This small, Islamic, independent school received a visit from Ofsted last November and a number of areas for improvement were identified.  I have been conducting lesson observations and providing feedback to …