Geography Champions

Primary Geography Champions Network

A network for primary teachers created by the Geographical Association for the Primary Geography Champions project.


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"Hi Penny and Welcome. Do join our Sheppey group if you would like to. Are you the Penny who came to the Sheppey meeting recently?"
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"Hi Carol and Welcome! Do join our Sheppey Group :) Click on group to join (find it on home page) and you may join any other groups you want to as well."
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"Packing for London leading free course Critical Thinking as part of British Council's Connecting Classrooms. Why not book next date 10/03?"
Paula Owens is attending Roisin McAteer's event

Free training package in critical thinking - London at London

March 10, 2016 from 9am to 4pm
The Geographical Association with SSAT is offering professional development in critical thinking and problem solving, through the new British Council Connecting Classrooms programme. This ‘Teaching the core skills’ training package gives primary and secondary teachers of geography or history the knowledge and approaches they need to effectively integrate the teaching of core skills in their classrooms. The training is FREE and available to UK teachers in maintained schools and academies.This…See More
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Hampshire Primary Geography Champion Network

This a support group for primary teachers and ITT students who wish to develop and share their enthusiasm and expertise in Primary GeographySee More
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A Geographical Association project - join the GA here.

Welcome to our collaborative learning community. With more than 2400 members it is a great place to share ideas, resources and news about primary geography and the primary curriculum. Do browse the library of great Blog Posts with keyword links here  and add your own posts. Please do take the time to comment on queries and thoughts submitted by others.

A big welcome to all new members! Remember, you can have your own page AND belong to a group where 'local' discussions are held – our Champions are keen for you to join them so please find a relevant group in your area to join by checking the list below or using the map.

IMPORTANT: If you have applied to join our network but not been given access it is probably because you have either a suspicious looking email address or name - eg a christian name only. We moderate each new member individually and do our very best to avoid having spam on the site.

FREE FOR ALL TEACHERS: stunning image sets available to download as part of A Different View - the Manifesto for Geography plus accompanying free activities written by teachers - well worth a look.

Please do add a picture of yourself to our professional networking site as it makes it much more friendly. See the blog adding your image if you're not sure.

NEW! A tab to a page for Primary Geographer the Primary Journal. Find out what's available now and coming next, plus how to submit articles. Also a new tab for the Primary Geography Quality Mark. Are you going for the award? Why not post a discussion there?

GA Primary PowerPoint.ppt This is an adapted version of the GA ppt at the bottom of this page made relevant just for the primary phase - thanks Nicola!


Have a look at the map and zoom in to see who your nearest Champion is? As well as joining their 'group page' for discussions you may want to attend one of their forthcoming face to face sessions for high quality, free CPD (plus certificate, cake, biscuits, tea, coffee ...). Or, you may want to suggest an event in your local area that meets your needs. So get networking!

View Geography Champion Network in a larger map


The revamped and comprehensive Geographical Association (GA) website is now live. Lots for non - members and members alike and useful updates from the GA: the Trusted Voice for Geography.

GA Curriculum and Assessment guidance and documents for Geography complete and online

DfE Consultation on Assessment closed on December 18th 2014

 National Curriculum (England) 2014 Programmes of Study for Geography


Support and resources from the work of the DfE convened Geography Expert Subject Advisory Group (GESAG) This is an online resource to support teachers, tutors and student teachers in preparing for the new curriculum. The materials are NOT to be used for commercial purposes.


The Geographical Association is a partner in the government-funded Global Learning Programmes for England and Wales

Global Learning Special Autumn 2014 : a free download of a GA magazine special edition.  

 National Curriculum for England and Assessment information

Blog Posts

Multidimensional Poverty Index

Nice map and data resource

Multidimensional Poverty Index, Human Development Index, Global Goals and World Economic Forum are probably terms we've heard on the news recently but could you explain their relationships or what they mean? Or why they matter? I know I couldn't do this without recourse to maps and data from different sources. Here is one helpful source to add a perspective. We know… Continue

Posted by Paula Owens on January 21, 2016 at 14:49

World Geography Resource

This website is very useful in the learning process of the Primary school child as it will allow the children to learn many different parts of the geography syllabus such as the Earth's Layers to the Capital cities. I believe that the level of knowledge in terms of knowledge of place names, maps and Capital Cities is very poor. I myself have an BA in Geography and my level of place names and capitals…


Posted by Tom Devlin on January 20, 2016 at 17:11 — 1 Comment

Geography Policies

Happy New Year Primary Geographers!  I rarely escape beyond the confines of the Norfolk and Bedfordshire groups but thought this topic warranted it!  I worked with lots of Primary Geographers throughout 2015 at various training events that I facilitated.  I always extend the offer of ongoing support by sharing my email address with all participants.  The sorts of queries I get usually fall into 3 categories 1) things I can answer straightforwardly 2) things I have to ask Paula Owens about…


Posted by Nell Seal on January 19, 2016 at 15:49 — 1 Comment

Geography Resource

Posted by Jennifer Joyce on January 17, 2016 at 18:52 — 2 Comments

Resource for geography

Posted by Nathan Downey on January 17, 2016 at 15:11 — 1 Comment

Bowie inspired Resources KS1-2

KS1-2 resources

These ‪#‎DavidBowie‬ inspired KS1-2 resources cover locational knowledge, weather, maps + Space…


Posted by Paula Owens on January 14, 2016 at 19:18

A Flood scheme that works....the example of Morpeth

Over the last couple of days I have been monitoring the effectiveness of the Morpeth Flood Prevention scheme built in response to the 2008 flooding of the town.

I have sent two reports out to a number of colleagues but it has been suggested that I share this more widely - hence this post.

Attached are the two emails that accompanied the two sets of photos. They give you a brief account of the last two days with photos to show what has happened. It seems a particularly relevant…


Posted by Steve Rawlinson on January 6, 2016 at 19:11

January Newsletter 2016


I have just sent out a newsletter to all members of Champions. It is available to download as a Word document here too should anyone wish to do so.

Happy New Year!

Posted by Paula Owens on January 6, 2016 at 11:51



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