Leading Primary Geography
- 29th Sep 2020
- Teaching & Learning, Curriculum
- Lunch Included
- Refreshments Included
- From £175.00
This course has been developed to support geography subject leaders to create a fresh, motivating and relevant Primary Geography curriculum.
This busy day 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.
The session will be hosted by Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre: https://www.sacrewell.org.uk/
Directions here: https://www.sacrewell.org.uk/visit/directions/
By the end of the day 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. If you have any questions, concerns or additional needs please Nell Seal on 07974 287254 or Thank you.
0900 Coffee and arrival activities
0930 Welcome and Introductions
1000 Session 1 - Curriculum making
1115 Session 2 – Higher order thinking OR using images (decided by vote)
1145 Session 3 – Subject Leadership
1245 Lunch (provided)
1315 Fieldwork prep
1330 Session 4 – Fieldwork
1430 Session 5 - Assessment
1500 Plenary circle
1530 Close and depart
"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.
09:00am - 03:30pm