Twilight CPD, Gloucester Schools Partnership (GSP), Gloucestershire

Consultancy

Lisa Perez, in charge of coordinating the Best Practice Network CPD for all those establishments within the Gloucester Schools Partnership (GSP), approached me to see if I would be available to deliver two, twilight sessions to address areas for development linked to fieldwork and enquiry-led learning that had been outlined by teachers/SLT.  Following a Zoom call, in which I provided a …

INSET: Westbrook Primary School, Hounslow, London

Consultancy

So, it was straight back to it for me after all the Christmas and New Year festivities!  Today, it was time to meet staff at Westbrook Primary School in Hounslow, London (https://www.westbrookprimary.com/) (albeit virtually) to support staff in developing their geographical skills and gaining some ideas for quick, easy, cost-effective, impacting and purposeful fieldwork. After the usual welcome and introductions, …

Geographical Association (GA) In the Know webinar series

Consultancy

Well, it was time to deliver another In the Know webinar series for the Geographical Association (GA). This series of six, interactive webinars is a quick, easy and cost-effective means of updating your subject knowlege, whether you are a Geography Subject Leader, experienced classroom teacher, ECT or trainee. Further details about the series can be found by accessing the web-link …

Geographical Association (GA)’s In the Know webinar series

(Webinar 1: Climate, biomes and vegetation belts)

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Due to the success of three webinar series over the past couple of years and further interest and demand, the Geographical Association (GA) approached me to see if I would be keen to lead another six online sessions via Zoom.  The ‘In the Know’ series is designed to help primary school teachers with their background knowledge of geographical themes and topics that …

Here we go again!

Geographical Association (GA) ‘In the Know’ webinar series

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Due to the success of two webinar series last academic year and further interest and demand, the Geographical Association (GA) approached me to see if I would be keen to lead another six online sessions, this time using Zoom.  The ‘In the Know’ series is designed to help primary school teachers with their background knowledge of geographical themes and topics that they …

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 …

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

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Nearly two months on and it was time for Day 2 of British Council’s Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) ‘critical thinking and problem solving’ training.  I was looking forward to seeing and chatting to all delegates again, albeit virtually, and hearing about their experimenting in the classroom in the interim. Whilst waiting for everyone to log in to the meeting, I asked …

What a lot of freebies to take away! (virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting – Term 6)

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Well, it was time for our final meeting of this academic year; once again, we gathered virtually from all areas of the UK. The foci for today’s session were determined by recent requests from many teachers, as well as discussions in the media and among those at the leading subject associations; ‘What makes outstanding geography and history in the eyes of …