Regional Primary History Conference (Bowden Hall Hotel, Gloucester)

'Planning a history curriculum to ensure continuity and progression from EYFS to Year 6.'

CPD For Me

It was great to see David Weatherly again.  David is a School Improvement Advisor with many years experience as an accomplished teacher and has an international reputation for being an inspiring trainer.  Whether working with teachers in schools or at CPD events, he always provides practical and achievable approaches to increasing the engagement and outcomes of pupils.  He writes learning …

Twilight training session: Minerva Primary Academy, Bristol

'Exploring global learning within the context of the new National Curriculum for geography.'

Workshops

Well, it was a new school for me today (Minerva Primary Academy in Bristol: http://minervapa.org.uk/), and what a warm welcome I received!  On occasions, I do venture beyond the county of Gloucestershire, especially where schools are part of a multi-academy trust and my influence can have an impact on many teachers and learners. The theme of this afternoon’s CPD event was …

‘Let’s go on an awesome, Arctic adventure!’ (yet again)

Longney C of E Primary Academy, Gloucestershire

ConsultancyWorkshops

I was really looking forward to visiting Longney C of E Primary Academy again on Friday 29th September 2017.  Over the years, I have had much contact with staff and pupils at the school, whether it be supporting their former Geography Subject Leader with curriculum development, fieldwork/’taking learning outside the classroom’, Frederick Soddy Trust Award and Primary Geography Quality Mark …

Online Safety Briefing

The Catholic School of Saint Gregory the Great, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Online Safety

Last Tuesday afternoon, I returned to The Catholic School of Saint Gregory the Great in Cheltenham, and what a warm welcome I received too!  It was lovely to catch up with staff and hear how the new academic year was progressing.  This time, I was here in a slightly different capacity; to attend an Online Safety Briefing that they were …

Prayer Day

Hempsted C of E Primary School

ConsultancyWorkshops

A day with a difference, and a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding one at that!  As a Church of England school, Hempsted has tried to establish stronger links with its local church (St. Swithun’s, under the very capable and inspiring hands of Canon Nikki Arthy) over the past few years in particular.  Now and again, Nikki asks members of the Messy …

Twilight staff training

Abbeymead Primary School, Gloucester

Consultancy

My task this afternoon was to deliver a twilight training session centred upon ‘taking learning outside the classroom’ for all staff at Abbeymead Primary School on the outskirts of the city of Gloucester.  Fortunately, the weather was fine and dry, so we were able to spend some time outside replicating a few of my suggested activities … this does not …

Symposium

University of Worcester

Consultancy

Maggie Andrews, Professor of Cultural History at the University of Worcester, invited me to speak at a symposium that she was organising, entitled ‘Children in WW1: Histories and engagements’, during the afternoon of Monday 8th May 2017. The remit was to deliver a presentation, of approximately 20 minutes in length and aimed at undergraduate and post-graduate students, about our recent WW1 …

The Education Show

Birmingham (16th to 18th March 2017)

CPD For Me

Despite it being the Gold Cup at Cheltenham, a Friday and endless roadworks on the M5 with speed restrictions in place, my journeys to and from the NEC were bearable. It was not Young Voices calling this time around, but The Education Show (http://www.education-show.com/)!  I try to visit annually or bi-annually to keep abreast with developments within the realm of …

Online Safety Mark Accredited Assessor Update Training

CPD For MeOnline Safety

A hugely intensive, but highly informative and very thought-provoking day.  Many thanks to Ron Richards, Ken Corish and Andrew Williams for sharing their endless knowledge, expertise and experiences so willingly.  Participants were also forthcoming in adding comments and providing feedback to the presenters throughout the event too, which was great. My, along with many others’, log in to Skype for …

Don’t miss this new scheme of work and associated resources from Wicked Weather Watch (WWW)!

Authoring

After much time and effort, both from myself and those at Wicked Weather Watch, it is great to see the recently devised Key Stage 2 scheme of work and its associated resources available for educational professionals to download free of charge (see http://wickedweatherwatch.org.uk/ for further details). The scheme of work, entitled ‘Lets’ go on an awesome Arctic adventure‘, enables teachers …