UK Safer Internet Centre/SWGfL: Online Safety Live – England

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Well, it was time to gain all the very latest regarding online safety from the highly informed and confident team at the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) and SWGfL. Online Safety Live events are open to all who work with children and young people and aim to provide the latest information relating to research, legislation, technology, tools and resources, along …

CPD: Tewkesbury District Partnership (TDP)

'What makes an effective Subject Leader (geography and history)?' - Part 1

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Towards the end of Term 2, I was approached by Jane Farren, Head Teacher at Norton C of E Primary School and Co-Chair of the Tewkesbury District Partnership (TDP), to see if I was available to deliver two, virtual CPD sessions for Geography/History/Humanities Subject Leaders in local primary schools.  It was agreed to focus on ‘What makes an effective Subject …

UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) in partnership with SWGfL, Childnet and IWF: Online Safety Live

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Despite attending Online Safety Day 2021 in September, I decided to also sign up to one of the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC)’s (https://saferinternet.org.uk/) Online Safety Live events as they are always so enlightening and engaging.  You can never hear enough about staying safe online.  It is such a dynamic realm and really important to embrace every opportunity to stay up-to-date …

Bespoke CPD: Curriculum Development (World’s End Junior School, Birmingham)

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Hetal Trivedi, Geography Subject Leader at World’s End Junior School (https://worldsendjuniors.co.uk/), approached me earlier this week for a spot of advice regarding her continued whole school curriculum planning.  It was suggested that we had a couple of virtual bespoke CPD sessions, so that we could address some of her concerns, identify areas for development, etc.  Having these sessions a week …

Online Safety Mark assessment goes virtual!

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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, …

Why not join (virtually) our next Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6)?

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Feedback from our previous Primary Humanities Network meeting on Monday 18th May 2020 (https://create2inspire.co.uk/2020/05/20/virtual-primary-humanities-network-meeting-term-5/) revealed that many would like to explore the role and responsibilities of the Subject Leader further (including policy development), as well as considering what a progression of vocabulary in geography and history might look like. Thus, our next meeting will take these as foci and is …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 5)

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Since so many individuals were unable to attend our Primary Humanities Network meeting in mid-March and several e-mails from Subject Leaders had entered my inbox recently, I decided to offer a repeat of our previous session virtually by means of Zoom.  Not only was this attended by a number of regulars from across the county of Gloucestershire, but we were …

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 …

Online Safety Mark Assessors’ Update Training

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Rodney Parade Stadium, home to Newport Gwent Dragons, called this morning; for an Online Safety Mark Assessors’ Update Training session and not for anything rugby-related, I hasten to add! After helping ourselves to refreshments, we were welcomed by Ron Richards and introduced to a number of representatives from South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) (https://swgfl.org.uk/), namely David Wright, Andrew Williams, …