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Leading primary geography

Leading primary geography

 25/04/2024    

 Online   

Designed specifically for primary geography subject leaders seeking to improve their geography curriculum, this course offers invaluable insights and practical strategies that equip staff and pupils to think, speak and act like geographers

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Overview

Designed specifically for primary geography subject leaders seeking to improve their geography curriculum, this course offers invaluable insights and practical strategies that equip staff and pupils to think, speak and act like geographers, to ‘know more and remember more’ (Ofsted 2018). Join our expert educators to deepen your understanding of the components of a high-quality geography curriculum and how to ensure that this is embedded throughout your school.

Learn how to use geography’s substantive and disciplinary knowledge to inform your vision and intended endpoints, rationalise your content and implement a cohesive and well sequenced curriculum. Explore how to stimulate geographical learning that is relevant, authentic and enjoyable in order to raise the standard of teaching and learning in geography through the use of fieldwork and real-world geographical issues which empower pupils to form, articulate and challenge opinions, attitudes and values. 

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your leadership capacity and take your geography curriculum to new heights.

Meet your course leader, Nell.

Supporting research / references

Leading primary geography on GA website

Robbie Burns (2020) writes to the importance of distributed leadership and how committed subject leaders can make the difference.

Paula Owens (2019) in Leading Primary Geography: The essential handbook for all teachers unwraps what successful subject leadership looks like in primary geography.

Key learning aims

  • To better understand core geographical knowledge and skills within the context of the national curriculum and the ‘real world.’
  • To consider how to plan, implement and monitor a well sequenced, coherent curriculum that will have the maximum impact on pupil’s geographical learning.
  • To understand how to create, and continuously improve, inspirational geography provision in your school.

Expected impact on teachers

  • An increased understanding of the big ideas of geography and how they should be embedded in a school’s curriculum rationale.
  • Gain a range of tools to design, deliver and champion geography

Expected impact on pupil outcomes

  • Immersion within a geography curriculum that is ambitious, authentic and relevant to their lives and their learning journey.
  • Increased levels of curiosity and fascination with the world.
  • Think, speak and act like a geographer.

Course programme

This course runs as a full day: 9.30 – 15.30 with breaks for lunch and refreshments.

Session 1 – Geographical knowledge and curriculum design: starting with end in mind.

Session 2 – Activating and enhancing pupils’ prior knowledge: messy maps and more.

Session 3 – Connecting with the world: making your curriculum relevant for your pupils.

Recordings are provided as standard after the full day but live attendance is recommended to make the most of interacting.

Fees

Category
Product
Rate

Default (Online)
Normal
£105.00

Member (Online)
Normal
£80.00


Coordinator

Isabel Richardson

 0114 296 0088

 Email Coordinator


Location

 Online   


Other dates

12 June 2024