Teaching and Learning / Primary Network / External Training
The day will focus on the key principles of designing and teaching a curriculum in geography which is rigorous, fosters the development of young geographers and which can be assessed in a practicable way. The sessions will be immersive and interactive with an emphasis throughout on reflective professional practice.
Objectives - by the end of the day colleagues will:
- Understand the key elements of planning a curriculum in geography which is ambitious, knowledge rich and progressively more challenging in terms of subject outcomes EYFS – Year 6 – ‘intent’. - Have considered how most effectively to engage and inspire children as young geographers through a pedagogy of enquiry – ‘implementation’. - Recognise how knowledge and understanding and skills acquisition in geography can be assessed in a manageable way against expected levels of achievement and end points of learning – ‘impact’. - Having trialled learning enquiries in geography which model and exemplify these key principles. - Be equipped as subject leaders to improve provision in their schools.
About the Trainer
David Weatherly is a freelance School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher who works with hundreds of colleagues across the country and internationally each year. Whether delivering bespoke support in schools or at CPD events he always models practical and achievable approaches to improving engagement and outcomes for pupils. He is author of the award winning Primary Connected Geography and Primary Connected History schemes published by Harper Collins and he teaches at all stages of learning regularly.
Cost: £65 per person for Teaching Schools South West members Please note: The session will take place online, via Zoom with regular breaks throughout.