Time for some CPD for me!

CPD For Me

I always look forward to David Weatherly’s training days as they leave me feeling enthused and inspired. The theme for today’s event was ‘writing and resourcing high-quality enquiries (EYFS to Year 6) in geography and history‘. David has a wealth of experience within this area having written Harper Collins’ Primary Connected Geography and Primary Connected History series, which both promote …

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 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 …

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 …

Bespoke CPD: Coalway Community Infant School, Gloucestershire

Consultancy

Well, the weeks seem to be flying by.  Sure enough, it was time for the second bespoke CPD session with the current Class 2 (EYFS) Teacher and Geography Subject Leader at Coalway Community Infant School in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (https://www.coalway-inf.gloucs.sch.uk/website). It was intended to pick up from our last virtual meeting and repeat what we had accomplished at EYFS …

Bespoke CPD: Coalway Community Infant School, Gloucestershire

Consultancy

Time for a spot of bespoke CPD today; the first of two virtual sessions with the current Class 2 (EYFS) Teacher and Geography Subject Leader at Coalway Community Infant School in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (https://www.coalway-inf.gloucs.sch.uk/website). In an e-mail prior to today’s session, I had been briefed about geography across the school and the areas which were felt to …

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 …