Teach Meet, Marling School, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Consultancy

Marling School was my port of call this afternoon.  A Teach Meet for teachers of geography in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire had been organised by CETA (Cotswold Edge Teaching Alliance) to provide the chance to ‘pool expertise, get inspired and bounce some ideas around, all washed down with plenty of tea, cake and enthusiasm!’.  Clare Johnson, Head of Geography at …

Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network: Come and join us!

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‘Lots to think about and investigate!’ ‘Helpful; resourceful; inspiring; motivating; challenging.’ ‘Useful list of resources.  Better knowledge of curriculum skills.’ ‘Great to be able to share ideas with others.’ ‘It provided me with the time to look at resources and talk to others.  We rarely get this in school.’ ‘Smart use of time.’ ‘Useful, informative and friendly.  Good network opportunity.’ …

Arctic Adventure Climate Change Day, Tom Roberts Adventure Centre (TRAC), Newent, Gloucestershire

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Well, it was back to the Tom Roberts Adventure Centre (TRAC) today;  this time for an exciting, multi-schools, cross-curricular event organised by the Wiltshire-based charity, Wicked Weather Watch (WWW) (https://wickedweatherwatch.org.uk/), rather than our termly Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting (although it was lovely to see a few of our group members here with their pupils and supporting colleagues too). …

Al-Ashraf Secondary School, Gloucester

Consultancy

This term, I shall continue to visit Al-Ashraf Secondary School on a regular basis to support their school improvement endeavours.  The Head Teacher, SLT and members of staff recognise the need to move forward and are keen to address all the suggested areas for improvement noted in Ofsted’s latest report. Patience is required, however, as rapid improvement cannot happen overnight, …

Whole staff INSET, Al-Ashraf Secondary School, Gloucester

Consultancy

Well, the summer holidays are finally over! Today, I was, once again, at Al-Ashraf Secondary School in Gloucester, this time to deliver a CPD session to all staff that focused upon ‘differentiation’ (providing effective intervention/support and sufficient stretch and challenge).  The overall aim was to address the suggestions for improvement outlined in the school’s recent Ofsted report in relation to …

India-themed workshop, Abbeymead Primary School, Gloucester

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Well, it was off to Abbeymead Primary School in Gloucester today for my final pupil workshop for this academic year.  The theme for the day was ‘India’ and, due to the school using their Global Learning Programme e-credits to fund the event, there was also an element of CPD for staff to deliver (in the form of a working lunch). …

Al-Ashraf Secondary School, Gloucester

Consultancy

The ongoing school improvement support that I am giving the Head Teacher, Senior Leaders, Governors and staff at Al-Ashraf Secondary School in Gloucester is proving to be incredibly rewarding.  This small, Islamic, independent school received a visit from Ofsted last November and a number of areas for improvement were identified.  I have been conducting lesson observations and providing feedback to …

Another ‘awesome, Arctic adventure’!

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Due to continued interest and demand from local schools and further funding available from Wiltshire-based charity, Wicked Weather Watch (https://wickedweatherwatch.org.uk/), it was decided to hold yet another ‘awesome, Arctic adventure’ event just before the end of Term 3.  High School for Girls (HSfG) (https://www.hsfg.org/), one of the grammar schools located in the centre of Gloucester, very kindly offered to host …

Twilight training session: Minerva Primary Academy, Bristol

'Exploring global learning within the context of the new National Curriculum for geography.'

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Well, it was a new school for me today (Minerva Primary Academy in Bristol: http://minervapa.org.uk/), and what a warm welcome I received!  On occasions, I do venture beyond the county of Gloucestershire, especially where schools are part of a multi-academy trust and my influence can have an impact on many teachers and learners. The theme of this afternoon’s CPD event was …