Leading primary geography, Geographical Association (GA)

CPD For Me

As a Consultant to the Geographical Association (GA), I think it is important to observe others in a similar position from time to time to aid reflection on current practice and, perhaps, pick up some fresh ideas to ensure that training is always evolving and engaging. Isabel Richardson, Events Co-ordinator at the GA, suggested that I might like to attend …

‘Ensuring successful subject leadership in geography and history (EYFS to Year 6)’, David Weatherly Education

CPD For Me

Yet again, another engaging, inspiring and informative CPD event delivered by David Weatherly, with input from Sheena Wright too, yesterday.  Six and a half hours is a long time to sit at a screen and listen/watch, but David’s informal and chatty approach ensures that all are attentive and absorbed. Today’s training was a repeat of one that I attended earlier …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6)

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Trying to fit a virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting into a busy Term 6 is not easy, but we managed it!  Our ‘real time’ numbers were slightly less than usual as several regulars were away on residential trips, could not gain cover due to sickness among colleagues or had Parents’ Consultation afternoons, Sports Day, etc. to attend.  Nevertheless, there was …

CPD: Tewkesbury District Partnership (TDP)

'What makes an effective Subject Leader (geography and history)?' - Part 1

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Towards the end of Term 2, I was approached by Jane Farren, Head Teacher at Norton C of E Primary School and Co-Chair of the Tewkesbury District Partnership (TDP), to see if I was available to deliver two, virtual CPD sessions for Geography/History/Humanities Subject Leaders in local primary schools.  It was agreed to focus on ‘What makes an effective Subject …

Ensuring successful subject leadership in primary schools

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Well, the onus was not on me today!  Once in a while, it is rather nice to be able to sit back, listen and absorb.  David Weatherly’s third CPD event of this academic year was entitled ‘Ensuring successful subject leadership in primary schools‘ (http://www.davidweatherlyeducation.co.uk/geography-training.html), and very timely it was too, given that I am delivering training to schools within the …

Bespoke CPD (Lawrence View Primary School and Nursery, Nottinghamshire)

Consultancy

What a productive morning we had!  Annie Ratcliffe, Geography Subject Leader at Lawrence View Primary School and Nursery in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (https://www.lawrenceviewprimary.co.uk/), requested a morning of CPD to support her with development of the whole school’s geography curriculum. We began by tweaking the school’s intent document, referring to the National Curriculum programme of study for geography at Key Stages 1 …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 5)

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Since so many individuals were unable to attend our Primary Humanities Network meeting in mid-March and several e-mails from Subject Leaders had entered my inbox recently, I decided to offer a repeat of our previous session virtually by means of Zoom.  Not only was this attended by a number of regulars from across the county of Gloucestershire, but we were …

Next Primary Humanities Network meeting – come along and be enthused and inspired!

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Feedback from attendees included: ‘Informative.  Practical.  Exciting.  Do-able.  Pertinent.’ ‘Useful ideas to use with children.  Inspiring.  Engaging ideas for pupils.  Fun.’ ‘Useful resources.  Interesting.  Emma is lovely.  Very enjoyable and helpful.  Can we have a longer session, please?’ ‘Wet!  Useful resources.  Lots to think about.’ https://create2inspire.co.uk/2019/06/12/primary-humanities-network-meeting-tom-roberts-adventure-centre-trac-near-newent-gloucestershire/ Our first session of 2019-2020 will take the theme of ‘Ofsted’s new Education Inspection …

Next Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting

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Come and join us! ‘Yet more useful links and contacts.’ ‘Practical; informative; ideas; thought-provoking.’ ‘Engaging; interesting; factual; good networking opportunity; knowledge-rich.’ ‘Extremely helpful for gathering ideas.’ ‘Interesting; valuable; making connections; skills; knowledge.’ ‘Valuable ideas; chance to magpie ideas; inspired; learnt from others.’ ‘Inspiring; knowledge-building; useful; ideas; time to chat.’ ‘Informative; helpful; interesting; thought-provoking; geography-centric.’ ‘Interesting; fact-finding; good CPD; developed knowledge …