Leading Primary Geography
- 16th May 2023
- Teaching & Learning, Curriculum
- Free For Partner Schools
- Affiliate Schools Save 25%
- Non-members From £80.00
This 3 session online course has been developed to support geography subject leaders to create a fresh, motivating and relevant Primary Geography curriculum.
This busy programme is packed with approaches that will help you to lead your subject confidently and is an opportunity to get together with other colleagues interested in primary Geography. In addition to exploring the primary Geography curriculum and the other factors we should consider when it comes to curriculum making in Geography, we will take some time to share some engaging Geography teaching ideas too.
Leading Primary Geography 1 1530 to 1700 Tues 1st Nov 2022
Leading Primary Geography 2 1530 to 1700 Tues 14th March 2023 - Geographical Skills - We consider the geographical skills that cover: vocab, graphicacy, enquiry, maps, critical thinking and fieldwork. We will be sure to share a few activities that you can use with children to develop their skills and you will undertake a short fieldwork exercise.
Leading Primary Geography 3 1530 to 1700 Tues 16th May 2023 - The role of the Geography Subject Leader - We will explore your own journey as a subject lead for Geography, what the role entails, your subject leader file, resources and ways of reflecting on your subject. We hope also to have time to share a starting point for considering progression in primary geography.
2023-24 Dates now released:
Leading Primary Geography 1: Nov 7th 2023 1530 - 1700 Leading Primary Geography 2: Feb 27th 2024 1530 - 1700 Leading Primary Geography 3: April 30th 2024 1530 - 1700
Non Partners £80 per person per session
Affiliates £60 per person per sessions
FREE to Partner Schools
By the end of the session we hope participants:
Gained insight about the role of a Primary Geography Subject Leader
Understand core geography knowledge and skills within the context of the national curriculum
Are able to identify factors that may influence how to plan a geography curriculum
Have a starting point for developing approaches to assessment in geography
Take away some practical ideas for teaching high-quality geography
- Find out how to locate existing good practice, resources and further support
**NB: we will be going outdoors, rain or shine, for around half an hour during our fieldwork session. Please come casually dressed and ready to spend time outdoors: comfy boots or trainers, lots of layers, hat/gloves and waterproofs. Please also bring i) your medium-term plan or curriculum overview and ii) any story books relating to geography that you have found useful.
Higher order thinking OR using images (decided by vote)
"It was my first geography training and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I feel that you made the day and geography as the subject fun, exciting and meaningful. I can’t wait to begin to implement some of the things that I have learnt.”
“I found the course extremely informative both in respect of resources for curriculum, planning and assessment. Lots of information to take back to school in order to ensure Geography is firmly embedded.”
“Nell really nice and approachable. Very useful tips and tricks of the Geography trade!”
“Nell is really attentive to needs. Thanks: it’s a real insight into how Geography can be improved!”
Nell Seal is a fresh air fanatic who loves to spend time outdoors. She has worked the last 18 years in environmental and outdoor learning, including managing an outdoor centre, as a consultant to the Geographical Association and as an advisory teacher for Norfolk County Council.
Armed with a BSc, a masters in Ecology and a PGCE in Secondary Geography, she’s is not scared of a good geek out with a quadrat! Nell is now a freelance consultant specialising in facilitating CPD training in the areas of learning for sustainability, outdoor learning and primary Geography. Nell has been a PGQM moderator for 4 years.