Let’s get competitive!

ConsultancyGlosGeog

Geographical Association (GA) local branch (GlosGeog) WorldWise Quiz heat It was off to Dean Close School in Cheltenham (https://www.deanclose.org.uk/) this afternoon/evening for our local Geographical Association (GA) branch (GlosGeog) WorldWise Quiz heat. 14 teams of Key Stage 4 students from six schools across the county had turned up to battle it out for three places in the next round against …

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 …

Two GlosGeog events in one week!

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We could not forget Key Stage 3 geographers, of course! Today’s event comprised a virtual offering in the morning for those further afield (which was also recorded) and an in situ session in the afternoon for teachers and Year 9 students at Cheltenham Ladies College (CLC) in Gloucestershire. In total, we had teachers and Year 9 pupils from 12 schools, …

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 …

GlosGeog welcomes Dr Liam Saddington!

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Well, it was off to Marling School in Stroud, Gloucestershire this afternoon, our hosts for GlosGeog‘s second speaker session of this academic year. How lucky we were to have the company of Dr Liam Saddington, Teaching Associate in Human Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. Liam is a political and environmental geographer, whose research focuses …

The review begins!

Consultancy

Today was the first of two bespoke CPD sessions with members of staff at Mitcheldean Endowed Primary School in the heart of the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire (https://www.mitcheldeanschool.co.uk/). Unfortunately, as these sessions were being delivered virtually, I did not get to fully appreciate the beautiful surroundings of the school. However, having visited the Forest of Dean on a number …

Virtual ‘In the Know’ webinar (Session 2), Geographical Association

Consultancy

The week seems to have flown by. How was it now time for Session 2 of this ‘In the Know’ webinar series? Further details about the whole series can be found by accessing the web-link below: https://portal.geography.org.uk/event/view/E000049 The aim of these sessions is to enhance delegates’ subject knowledge of several key geographical themes, as well as increasing their confidence to teach such topics both …

Virtual ‘In the Know’ webinar (Session 1), Geographical Association

Consultancy

Since the two, 3.5 hour sessions that I delivered last July were well-received, it was decided to stick with this revised format and repeat these at the start of the new academic year. Further details about the series can be found by accessing the web-link below: https://portal.geography.org.uk/event/view/E000049 On board today were teachers from all over the UK and with varying degrees …

Heading further north, once again!

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Hover over the images to reveal captions.  Click on the images to enlarge them. A new academic year and time to head off virtually to the Arctic for another jam-packed adventure! Over the summer, we tweaked our offering very slightly to take into account comments from previous participants and include fresh material that we now have access to. On board …

Virtual ‘In the Know’ webinar (Session 2), Geographical Association

Consultancy

Well. it was time for Session 2 of this ‘In the Know’ webinar series; a slightly different format to usual, but one which seems to have been well-received overall and certainly an option to consider repeating next academic year. Further details about the series can be found by accessing the web-link below: https://portal.geography.org.uk/event/view/E000039 The aim of these sessions is to enhance …