Will you be there? (Next virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: Term 1, 2021-2022)

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‘It is helpful if teachers evaluate how secure pupils’ prior learning is in order to plan lessons.  They need to know what difficulties pupils may face.  Teachers need to appreciate any misconceptions that pupils have as well as any gaps in pupils’ knowledge.  Findings from assessments inform teachers about how to adapt their teaching appropriately and build on what pupils …

A great way to spend a Friday afternoon in lockdown 3! (Primary Humanities Network meeting – Term 4)

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It was lovely to see, albeit virtually, many familiar faces, as well as a few new ones, this afternoon.  We were also fortunate to be joined by Glenn Carter, the man behind History Rocks (https://www.history-rocks.com/). After welcoming everyone, I outlined the aims and structure of the meeting, namely: As there was so much to get through during the meeting, I …

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 …

Online Safety Live briefing (Lakefield C of E Primary School, Gloucestershire)

Online Safety

How time flies!  It was, once again, the turn of those from SWGfL to give one of their Online Safety Live briefings in Gloucestershire (https://swgfl.org.uk/training/online-safety-live/).  Ian Williams, Head Teacher at Lakefield C of E Primary School in Frampton-on-Severn (https://www.lakefield.gloucs.sch.uk/gloucs/primary/lakefield), had kindly agreed to host the event, which was delivered by Andrew Williams and Steve Shepherd from SWGfL.  Whilst I know Andrew …

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

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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 …

GCSE geography fieldwork revision day (University of the West of England [UWE], Bristol)

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What a great experience for Year 11 pupils from Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls in Gloucester!  Dr Chris Spencer, a Senior Lecturer in Geology and Physical Geography in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of the West of England (UWE), had worked hard to coordinate a fantastic day for them; perfect revision of their human and …

Primary Humanities/Geography Subject Leaders’ Network meeting

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Well, I have finally succeeded in establishing a Primary Humanities/Geography Subject Leaders’ Network for Gloucestershire! Following interest and demand from several schools/individuals, I decided to invest some time and energy into setting up a group once my recent stint back in the classroom had drawn to a close and full-time freelancing activities resumed.  Whilst I will coordinate  and steer each …

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 …