Fancy taking part in our next multi-schools event – ‘Connections’?

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Rachel Shilston, a former secondary school art teacher and owner of Inspiring Creativity in the Forest of Dean (https://www.rachelshilston.co.uk/) and myself have joined forces to offer a virtual multi-schools event entitled ‘Connections’. The whole day’s workshop is aimed at Upper Key Stage 2 children and their teachers/TAs. It explores areas of the National Curriculum programme of study for geography, with the intention of developing locational and place …

Bespoke CPD (Lawrence View Primary School and Nursery, Nottinghamshire)

Consultancy

What a productive morning we had!  Annie Ratcliffe, Geography Subject Leader at Lawrence View Primary School and Nursery in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (https://www.lawrenceviewprimary.co.uk/), requested a morning of CPD to support her with development of the whole school’s geography curriculum. We began by tweaking the school’s intent document, referring to the National Curriculum programme of study for geography at Key Stages 1 …

Let’s go on a scintillating South American adventure!

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Thanks to support from the Geographical Association’s Initiatives Fund (GAIF), Adriana Meirelles and myself were able to take 248 upper Key Stage 2 pupils and 20 teachers and teaching assistants from five schools across the Gloucestershire/South Gloucestershire/Bristol area on a scintillating South American adventure on Wednesday 14th October 2020.  It was originally intended to hold this workshop in the Department …

Bespoke CPD (Curriculum development, Christ Church C of E (VC) Primary School, Wiltshire)

Consultancy

I even managed to squeeze in a bespoke CPD session with Sarah Brown, a newly appointed Geography Subject Leader at Christ Church C of E (VC) Primary School in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire (https://www.christchurch.wilts.sch.uk/), this afternoon before the start of the summer holidays … one very busy week! Sarah attended our virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting a couple of days ago and …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6); ‘Taking learning outside the classroom’.

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At the request of many individuals, I managed to squeeze in another virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting before the end of the academic year.  The theme for our meeting was ‘Taking learning outside the classroom: Developing geographical skills and fieldwork opportunities and ideas for local history studies’.  If this was a face-to-face session, then I would usually take teachers outside and …

Term 6’s Primary Humanities Network meeting goes virtual once again and well beyond Gloucestershire!

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Well, Zoom certainly brought a buzz to my study on Wednesday afternoon!  Not only did I have several ‘regulars’ in attendance at our virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting, but also many new participants; I think we had teachers from as far afield as Cumbria in the north to Dorset in the south and Nottinghamshire in the east to Greater Manchester in …

Regional Primary Geography Conference (Bowden Hall Hotel Gloucestershire)

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Well, it was time for David Weatherly to return to Gloucestershire for his annual Regional Primary Geography Conference (www.davidweatherlyeducation.co.uk).  David is a School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher with an international reputation as an inspiring trainer. Whether working in schools or at CPD events, he always models practical and achievable approaches to improving engagement and outcomes of pupils. He …

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, Gloucester)

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A warm welcome awaited us at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub (https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/heritage-hub/) on Thursday 16th January 2020 for our third Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year.  Previous Wi-Fi issues had been resolved, so we were able to use the new Dunrossil Centre as our base for the afternoon.  Despite many schools being involved in Young Voices, the turnout was still …

Curriculum development (Churchdown Village Junior School [CVJS], Gloucestershire)

Consultancy

And, more curriculum development today!  It was back to Churchdown Village Junior School (CVJS) just outside the city of Gloucester to work with Emma Aldred-Tow, a very experienced Geography Subject Leader, to see how we might make their current geography curriculum offering even better.  The school attained their Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) Silver Award a few years ago and …