Another bespoke CPD session before the academic year is out!

Consultancy

It was rather tight, but we managed it! Last week, a bespoke CPD session was requested by the Geography Subject Leader at Milton Road Primary School in Cambridge (https://www.miltonroadschool.org.uk/) and, with only a few free dates left in my diary before schools break up for the summer, we were very fortunate to be able to earmark a mutually convenient time. …

Time to sit back and relax!

CPD For Me

Every so often, it is rather nice to just be able to sit back, relax and take it all in! With no responsibility for any administration, preparation or delivery this evening, I could enjoy being absorbed in all things geographical. The line-up for the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG)’s virtual Secondary Geography Teach Meet looked impressive and I was keen to …

geography southwest’s annual conference comes to UWE!

CPD For Me

How has a year passed by? It was time for geography southwest’s annual conference, once again hosted by the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of the West of England (UWE) on the outskirts of Bristol (https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/find-a-course/courses-by-subject/geography-and-environmental-management). I had offered to support the organisers, Dr Harry West, Simon Ross and John Davidson, with welcoming delegates and registration, …

Time for a new offering!

Consultancy

Following a very thought-provoking and topical presentation given by Anthony Barlow at GlosGeog’s virtual Primary Geography Teach Meet entitled ‘Plastic Fantastic!‘ (https://create2inspire.co.uk/2024/04/23/glosgeogs-virtual-primary-teach-meet-is-a-big-hit/), I approached Rhianna Davies-Smith at Wicked Weather Watch (https://wickedweatherwatch.org.uk/) to see if we might be able to incorporate some of the ideas and messages into a new virtual offering. After much discussion, it was decided to trial a …

Bespoke CPD (Part 2)!

Consultancy

It was, once again, time to reconvene with the History Subject Leader at Lawrence View Primary and Nursery School in Eastwood, Nottingham (https://www.lawrenceviewprimary.co.uk/) to continue our discussions around their whole school curriculum map for the subject. Following our previous session, the History Subject Leader had revisited my suggested websites, resources and ideas. I was really impressed with the progress that she …

Bespoke CPD, part 2!

Consultancy

Well, it was time for another bespoke CPD session with staff at St. William’s Catholic Primary School in Wigan, Lancashire (https://www.saintwilliams.wigan.sch.uk/). I received an e-mail a couple of weeks’ ago requesting ‘…. could we please look at what we have been working on since our first meeting (long-term overview and sequencing of it, enquiry and auxiliary questions) and then also …

GlosGeog takes on Bristol!

GlosGeog

Time for the Regional Challenge of the Geographical Association (GA) WorldWise Quiz; this year, GlosGeog, Gloucestershire’s local branch, going head to head with Bristol’s. Earlier in the academic year, both branches had held their own quiz afternoon/evening and the teams finishing in first, second and third places were invited to compete in the Regional Challenge, kindly hosted by those at …

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

Consultancy

It was time for us to reconvene 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/E000092 The aims of these sessions are to enhance delegates’ subject knowledge of several key geographical themes, plus increase their confidence to teach such topics both in and beyond the classroom.  Many teaching …

Starting the week with some bespoke CPD

Consultancy

I received the following request from the Geography Subject Leader at St. William’s Catholic Primary School in Ince, near Wigan, Lancashire (https://www.saintwilliams.wigan.sch.uk/new-homepage) towards the end of Term 3: ‘I am looking for some bespoke CPD to support me with developing the geography curriculum at my school. We are using Oddizzi as a scheme, but I have swapped out some of …