Our virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network (PGSLN) resumes!

Consultancy

A great turnout for our first Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year! Welcome back everyone! It was lovely to have many ‘regulars’ and several ‘newbies’ on board our first virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year; in fact, more than 75 schools from across the UK accessed the meeting, either in real …

Virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting

Consultancy

Whilst we were waiting for everyone to arrive and settle, I suggested that individuals may wish to access the latest Primary Newsbites on geography southwest’s website (https://www.geographysouthwest.co.uk/primary/primary-news/).  It contains numerous teaching ideas, plus links to new resources, useful websites, forthcoming events and CPD offerings, which are relevant to those throughout the UK, not just within the south west region of …

Gloucestershire School Improvement (GLOSSI) Primary Geography Subject Leader Network Meeting (3)

Consultancy

Whilst we were waiting for everyone to arrive and settle, I suggested that individuals may wish to access the latest Primary Newsbites on geography southwest’s website (https://www.geographysouthwest.co.uk/primary/primary-news/).  It contains numerous teaching ideas, plus links to new resources, useful websites, forthcoming events and CPD offerings, which are relevant to those throughout the UK, not just within the south west region of England.  …

Dipo Faloyin comes to Gloucester!

The official launch of GlosGeog, Gloucestershire’s local Geographical Association (GA) branch.

GlosGeog

What better way to launch GlosGeog, Gloucestershire’s local Geographical Association (GA) branch, but with a visit from Dipo Faloyin, author of the fantastic book, ‘Africa is Not a Country’. King’s School Gloucester very kindly offered to host this event, ensuring plentiful, complimentary refreshments were available to visitors on arrival as well. The speaker session was aimed at Key Stage 4 …

Virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting

ConsultancyWorkshops

Now that Term 4 is in full swing, it was time for the second of our virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meetings of this academic year.  Over 75 individuals were on board; many ‘regulars’, as well as some new faces too from all over the UK.  The theme of our meeting, geographical skills and fieldwork, was obviously a popular …

Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting, Gloucestershire

ConsultancyWorkshops

With Term 4 now underway, it was time for our second Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year, again held in situ at The Pavilion in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.  My right wing for today was the fantastic Sandra Parker, Performance Advisor for the Education Outcomes and Intervention team at Gloucestershire County Council (GCC); her administrative and organisational skills …

RGS-IBG and HA’s Primary Geography and History Teach Meet, virtual

ConsultancyCPD For Me

Despite it being half-term for Gloucestershire schools, I am still at work!  In-between a spot of much needed down-time, I continued to fulfil my obligations; to present at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) and Historical Association (HA)’s Primary Geography and History Teach Meet, originally scheduled for 1st February 2023, but postponed due to national strike action.  The turnout was very encouraging, …

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, …