geography southwest’s annual conference comes to UWE!

CPD For Me

How has a year passed by? It was time for geography southwest’s annual conference, once again hosted by the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of the West of England (UWE) on the outskirts of Bristol (https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/find-a-course/courses-by-subject/geography-and-environmental-management). I had offered to support the organisers, Dr Harry West, Simon Ross and John Davidson, with welcoming delegates and registration, …

GlosGeog’s Secondary Geography Teach Meet is a success!

GlosGeog

Following GlosGeog’s successful virtual Primary Teach Meet in mid-April, it was decided to run a similar event for local secondary school teachers, ECTs and trainees. The Balcarras Trust, where one of the county’s Teaching School Hubs is also based (https://www.balcarras.gloucs.sch.uk/), kindly offered to host GlosGeog’s Secondary Teach Meet, which was attended by myself and Peter Vujakovic, GlosGeog Committee members, alongside …

GlosGeog’s virtual Primary Teach Meet is a hit!

GlosGeog

This afternoon saw me host GlosGeog’s first virtual Primary Teach Meet. This proved to be a very popular event, with all available places being filled a couple of weeks before the deadline date for bookings. We decided to take the theme of sustainability since it was Earth Day today. Having many hugely experienced and high profile geographers contributing was an …

Virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting (2)

Consultancy

Since Term 4 was now well underway for all schools, it was time for our second virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year. I had presented at another event earlier in the week in conjunction with GLOSSI (Gloucestershire School Improvement) team. Participants relished the chance to network with other individuals in a similar role to themselves …

Our virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network (PGSLN) resumes!

Consultancy

A great turnout for our first Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year! Welcome back everyone! It was lovely to have many ‘regulars’ and several ‘newbies’ on board our first virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year; in fact, more than 75 schools from across the UK accessed the meeting, either in real …

A GlosGeog and Ordnance Survey (OS) collaboration

GlosGeog

It is not very often that you get the opportunity to ‘come and hone your geographical skills, have a play with Digimap for Schools and conduct a fieldwork enquiry within the school grounds … all in the space of a day!‘. Thanks to support from the Balcarras Trust and Darren Bailey from Ordnance Survey (OS), GlosGeog (Gloucestershire’s local Geographical Association [GA] branch), were …

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.  …

Effectively sequencing geography and history provision: EYFS – Year 6 (David Weatherly Education)

CPD For Me

Twice within the space of a month!  It was, once again, time for some CPD for me, delivered as competently and enthusiastically as ever by David Weatherly and with a little help from Sheena Wright, an EYFS specialist. The theme of today’s CPD was ‘Effectively sequencing geography and history provision: EYFS – Year 6‘. After formally welcoming everyone and introducing …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6)

ConsultancyWorkshops

Trying to fit a virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting into a busy Term 6 is not easy, but we managed it!  Our ‘real time’ numbers were slightly less than usual as several regulars were away on residential trips, could not gain cover due to sickness among colleagues or had Parents’ Consultation afternoons, Sports Day, etc. to attend.  Nevertheless, there was …