CPD workshop: Children as landscape detectives

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GlosGeog, our local Geographical Association (GA) branch, was able to run another 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 workshop and sets of resources available, …

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 …

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

Consultancy

Due to enquiries from several individuals, the Geographical Association (GA) decided to schedule a repeat of the two webinars conducted at the very start of this academic year and asked me, once again, to deliver them.  Further details about the series can be found by accessing the web-link below: https://portal.geography.org.uk/event/view/E000092 On board today were teachers from all over the UK and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

GlosGeog welcomes Dr Liam Saddington!

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Well, it was off to Marling School in Stroud, Gloucestershire this afternoon, our hosts for GlosGeog‘s second speaker session of this academic year. How lucky we were to have the company of Dr Liam Saddington, Teaching Associate in Human Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. Liam is a political and environmental geographer, whose research focuses …

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 …

A week of bespoke CPD!

Consultancy

Time for another round of bespoke CPD this week! First up, was St. John’s C of E Primary School in Watford (https://watfordstjohns.org/) to support their Geography Subject Leader with the integration of fieldwork within their current whole school geography curriculum. Their Geography Subject Leader sent me a copy of their whole school geography curriculum map prior to our Zoom meeting …