Time to put my history hat on!

Consultancy

It was time to draw on my experience of teaching across the humanities today; some bespoke CPD with a history stance. I had previously worked with the Geography Subject Leader at Lawrence View Primary and Nursery School in Eastwood, Nottingham (https://www.lawrenceviewprimary.co.uk/) and her colleague, with responsibility for history, approached me to see if I could spend some time looking at …

Virtual ‘In the Know’ webinar (Session 2), Geographical Association

Consultancy

It was time for us to reconvene for Session 2 of this ‘In the Know’ webinar series. Further details about the whole series can be found by accessing the web-link below: https://portal.geography.org.uk/event/view/E000092 The aims of these sessions are to enhance delegates’ subject knowledge of several key geographical themes, plus increase their confidence to teach such topics both in and beyond the classroom.  Many teaching …

Starting the week with some bespoke CPD

Consultancy

I received the following request from the Geography Subject Leader at St. William’s Catholic Primary School in Ince, near Wigan, Lancashire (https://www.saintwilliams.wigan.sch.uk/new-homepage) towards the end of Term 3: ‘I am looking for some bespoke CPD to support me with developing the geography curriculum at my school. We are using Oddizzi as a scheme, but I have swapped out some of …

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 …

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 …

Virtual ‘In the Know’ webinar (Session 1), Geographical Association

Consultancy

Since the two, 3.5 hour sessions that I delivered last July were well-received, it was decided to stick with this revised format and repeat these at the start of the new academic year. Further details about the series can be found by accessing the web-link below: https://portal.geography.org.uk/event/view/E000049 On board today were teachers from all over the UK and with varying degrees …

Virtual ‘In the Know’ webinar (Session 2), Geographical Association

Consultancy

Well. it was time for Session 2 of this ‘In the Know’ webinar series; a slightly different format to usual, but one which seems to have been well-received overall and certainly an option to consider repeating next academic year. Further details about the series can be found by accessing the web-link below: https://portal.geography.org.uk/event/view/E000039 The aim of these sessions is to enhance …