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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Louise Cluett joined Alan Parkinson's group

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
amanda lane is now a member of Geography Champions
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Apr 9
Susan Pike replied to Susan Pike's discussion You ideas for a new Book: Teaching Primary Geography: Ideas and Inspirations form Classrooms in the group Ireland Geography
"Thanks Sharon - one of your students Jason sent me some really interesting thoughts. He's included already! "
Apr 9
Susan Pike left a comment for Sarah P
"Sarah We have an Ireland page on here! Please feel free to chat / post / upload! Susan"
Apr 9
Susan Pike left a comment for Brian Kelly
"Brian We have an Ireland page on here! Please feel free to chat / post / upload! Susan "
Apr 9
Paula Owens posted a blog post

Fancy Meeting up May Bank Holiday?

 How are you spending May Bank Holiday Weekend? Want to have a holiday and do a bit of CPD without supply cover costs?      Fancy joining me, Sharon Witt and Steve Rawlinson to walk in the Welsh mountains and get fresh ideas for your curriculum? We have a few places left from £265 (sharing a room with a friend) or £350 in a single room. This includes three nights' accommodation and all meals and packed lunches, mountain guides, resource materials, CPD on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning and…See More
Apr 7
Jen Acheson is now a member of Geography Champions
Apr 5
Jenny Cooke and Emily are now friends
Apr 4
Jessica Hill commented on Paula Owens's group Leeds
"Please contact me if you would like to have a twilight meeting on the new geography curriculum"
Apr 3
Profile IconBrian Kelly and ann logan joined Geography Champions
Apr 2
Kerrie Jones is now a member of Geography Champions
Apr 1
Sarah P is now a member of Geography Champions
Mar 30
Susan Flannery joined Paula Owens's group
Mar 28
Sophie Cox is now a member of Geography Champions
Mar 27
Susan Pike left a comment for Niamh collins
"Welcome Niamh! Now join our Ireland group! And feel very free to post away - it all helps everyone else and you! Susan"
Mar 27


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A Geographical Association project - join the GA here.

Welcome to our collaborative learning community. With more than 1500 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!

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January 2014 update from DfE curriculum and timeline


National Curriculum 2014 Programmes of Study for Geography here


We are pleased to offer this link to the work of the DfE convened Geography Expert Advisory Group (GEAG)

 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 Global Learning Programme is funded by DfE and will help you develop global learning across your school. It is cross-curricular but geography is a prioritised subject.  Find out how you can access funding, support and accreditation. GLP_Overview_2014.ppt



Blog Posts

Fancy Meeting up May Bank Holiday?

 How are you spending May Bank Holiday Weekend? Want to have a holiday and do a bit of CPD without supply cover costs?


Fancy joining me, Sharon Witt and Steve Rawlinson to walk in the Welsh mountains and get fresh ideas for your curriculum?
We have a few places left from £265 (sharing a room with a friend) or £350 in a single…

Posted by Paula Owens on April 7, 2014 at 17:55



On behalf of Mark I draw your attention to this and say that I hope it will be an excellent event - Paula




Dear Colleagues,


You may remember that the Association for the Study of Primary Education (ASPE) funded a seminar at Green…


Posted by Paula Owens on February 12, 2014 at 18:59

GA residential for primary teachers

What are you doing Bank Holiday? fancy spending it clambering on mountains and eating picnics out of doors during the day and socialising in cosy surroundings in the evening?


We can offer you high quality CPD that exercises the mind as well as the legs. Open to all abilities, accommodation and food included at a Field Studies Centre in Snowdonia. Make new friends and make the most of a long weekend!


The cost is £450  for GA members but consider this. A…


Posted by Paula Owens on February 12, 2014 at 18:48

For anyone in London, particularly near Southwark....


The Geography Collective along with City Farmers and Explorer HQ have moved to the second stage…

Posted by Alan Parkinson on February 9, 2014 at 15:10

FREE online course on climate change

From Champs Sharon Witt:

Below is a link to a FREE Online Course about Climate Change being run by Exeter Uni. It starts on January 13th 2014 so there is still time to enrol


Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions. A FREE online course from the University of Exeter


Our very first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) begins on 13th January 2014 on the Open University's FutureLearn platform, and lasts for eight weeks.


The free course is open…


Posted by Paula Owens on January 13, 2014 at 14:14

Animated Global Wind Map

Interesting site showing current animated wind patterns. Have been zooming into UK to watch the recent developing series if low pressure systems sweeping in bringing stormy weather in their wake.

Posted by Paula Owens on January 4, 2014 at 23:06

River Dee Resources


Many thanks to Duncan at Huntington School Cheshire for sending us this link to some free resources about the River Dee.

Posted by Paula Owens on October 14, 2013 at 15:00

Action Aid Food Resources

Read this month's Action Aid Newsletter here

They have some free resources you can orde rto help you teach about 'Food' and to support 'Wordl Food Day' on 16th October.

Posted by Paula Owens on October 1, 2013 at 14:04


Link School required Bournemouth 2 Replies

Hi all...Lots to ask about!First let me tell you a little about myself: I'm a primary teacher at a school in Bournemouth, Dorset, I'm also the Geography Coordinator.I was just wondering if there was…Continue

Started by Kevin. Last reply by Kevin Mar 21.

Changes to the Geography Curriculum 3 Replies

Hi Everyone.With the changes to the curriculum, are the schemes of work still relevant, or are you replacing them with topic based schemes?Are you now writing your own schemes of work, or adapting…Continue

Started by Reginald Alexander Watkins. Last reply by Paula Owens Oct 14, 2013.

Primary Geography resources focus group

Hi, We are running some London based focus groups for primary teachers on improving resources for Geography and world learning. Anyone interested in attending (we will pay you for your time) please…Continue

Tags: resources, research, Primary

Started by alison bellwood Mar 14, 2013.

Fieldwork Funding Awards 2013

Frederick Soddy Trust FIELDWORK FUNDING - DEADLINE  JAN 3Ist - Go to…Continue

Started by Rachel Bowles Jan 12, 2013.


What is the Geographical Association? What do we do? How can we help you?

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Download this presentation to share at staff meetings

Please help our research!

how to add yourself to our Google map.doc
We have a map showing the location and details of the Primary Champions but thought it would be great to have an interactive collaborative map that shows how support for, and confidence in, primary geography is spread across the UK. This will help us report about the needs of teachers in England to the DCSF and will also help the GA to target teacher support more effectively across the entire UK. Please do take the time to add your details - see the 'how to' documentation for a step by step guide. Many thanks!

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