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 …

Term 2’s virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting goes European!

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The benefits of taking our Primary Humanities Network meetings online are becoming visible … no longer do I simply reach out to teachers in Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties, but educational professionals from as far and wide as the Isles of Scilly and Geneva, Switzerland were able to join us this afternoon! The foci for today’s meeting were very welcome in …

British Council Connecting Classrooms Global Learning’s trainer webinar

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As it is British Council’s International Education Week 2020 (from 16th to 20th November), it seemed very apt to hold the first Connecting Classrooms Global Learning’s trainer webinar this afternoon. Feedback from a recent trainer survey suggested that individuals would relish the opportunity to share practice and collaborate with colleagues from across the UK.  Thus, Fiona Burns, in her role …

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

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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 …

SWGfL/UK Safer Internet Centre: Online Safety Day 2020

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It was great to be part of Online Safety Day 2020 and hear all about the latest news and developments regarding online safety. The day brought together leading professionals from SWGfL, Childnet International, Internet Matters and Facebook to share their own guidance for the new academic year. The afternoon began by focusing on the question, “What do educational professionals say …

Not quite the same as face-to-face, but virtual does the job well for now!

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 1; 2020-2021)

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Thanks to Zoom, our first Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year was able to go ahead with the theme of ‘Assessment, including moderation of pupils’ work’.  After welcoming attendees, some familiar faces and several new ones, I outlined the aims and structure of the meeting: To begin with, I focused on the latest developments; not only items from …

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

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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 …