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 …

Our virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network (PGSLN) resumes!

Consultancy

A great turnout for our first Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year! Welcome back everyone! It was lovely to have many ‘regulars’ and several ‘newbies’ on board our first virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year; in fact, more than 75 schools from across the UK accessed the meeting, either in real …

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 …

A week of bespoke CPD!

Consultancy

Time for another round of bespoke CPD this week! First up, was St. John’s C of E Primary School in Watford (https://watfordstjohns.org/) to support their Geography Subject Leader with the integration of fieldwork within their current whole school geography curriculum. Their Geography Subject Leader sent me a copy of their whole school geography curriculum map prior to our Zoom meeting …

Online Safety Mark (OSM) assessment, Stroud High School (SHS), Gloucestershire

ConsultancyOnline Safety

  Time to conduct another Online Safety Mark assessment, and in situ!  Today, I was off to Stroud High School (SHS) in Gloucestershire to meet the Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team, teachers, administrative and technical staff, students, governors and parents/carers, to assess whether they had reached the benchmark standard in all 21 aspects of the 360 degree safe self-review tool …

British Council: ‘Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving’ (Day 2)

ConsultancyWorkshops

Well, it was back to the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub (https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/heritage-hub/) again today to deliver Day 2 of the British Council’s ‘Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving’ course.  We were based in the new Dunrossil Centre and being a small group were able to spread out and make ourselves very comfortable, as well as having access to …

Curriculum development (Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls, Gloucester)

Consultancy

I was thrilled to receive the below e-mail in my inbox a couple of weeks ago: ‘… Good news to share!  After a stressful few days and sleepless nights, we received extremely positive feedback yesterday and were awarded good judgements in all areas. This is indeed a big achievement for our school community and your input has been significant in …

Online Safety Mark Assessors’ Update Training

CPD For MeOnline Safety

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, …