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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Rachel Bowles and Simone Anderson are now friends
1 hour ago
Alan Parkinson commented on Paula Owens's group Mid Norfolk & surrounding area
"See the EVENTS section for an IAPS CPD day on the 4th of June, hosted at King's Ely... you can hear me, my HoD Claire, and Paula Owens from the GA..."
3 hours ago
Alan Parkinson posted an event

IAPS Geography Day at King's Ely

June 4, 2015 all day
Fancy a free CPD day at my school ?  In the first week of June, there is a renewed chance to take part in a free CPD session which is taking place at my school for Primary colleagues. There are 3 sessions in the day. One of them is on the GA's Primary Geography Quality Mark, and I'll be leading that one to kick off the day. My HoD Claire will then be talking about images in geography teaching. After lunch, there's a chance to hear Paula Owens from the Geographical Association talking about…See More
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Simone Anderson joined Alan Parkinson's group

North London Network (Gemma Kent)

London Region Champion
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Simone Anderson left a comment for Rachel Bowles
"Thank you for the welcome and directing me to links. Simone"
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Shaun Naghten updated their profile
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Shaun Naghten left a comment for June Sanchez
"What have you done today to make you feel proud!"
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Profile IconSue Phillips, Patrick clark, June Sanchez and 3 more joined Geography Champions
7 hours ago
Rachel Bowles left a comment for Alan Pagden
"Welcome Alan - you've lots of choice with the Kent groups!!  and also have a look at   on the GA network for further ideas from Paula's newsletter"
8 hours ago
Rachel Bowles left a comment for Robin Leggett
"Welcome Robin - which school?- you are within reach of Ben Ballin's group ( Birmingham ) or Stephen Pickering's at Worcester  - both lively. Have a good explore of the website for ideas  and also have a look at…"
8 hours ago
Rachel Bowles left a comment for Shirley McLaughlin
"Welcome Shirley- which school?   You are handy for joining Daphne Gunn's group . Have a good explore of the website - and also have a look at   on the GA…"
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Rachel Bowles left a comment for Catherine D Wilson
"Welcome Catherine - which school?    How about starting a group for East Yorkshire. Have a good explore of the website for resources and ideas and also have a look at…"
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Rachel Bowles left a comment for Simone Anderson
"Welcome Simone - you are well placed to join Gemma Kent's group (Central London)  which is lively ; also to be part of the London teacher's group involved with making London a national Park !  Explore the website - and  also…"
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Rachel Bowles left a comment for Lauren Smith
"Welcome Lauren - which school ? - and which island? I know Unst very well - but was last there in 1960!  Do have a good explore of the website - also have a look at…"
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Rachel Bowles left a comment for steph harvey
"Welcome Steph - which primary school?  have a good explore of the website - and note there is a CPD event at Holt Environmental centre see   run by Nell Seal who is involved…"
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Rachel Bowles left a comment for Rosie Casey
""Welcome Rosie - which primary school? - you have joined a splendid group -. Have an explore of the site - and also have a look at   on the GA…"
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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!

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.

DfE Consultation on Assessment closed on December 18th 2014

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


 National Curriculum (England) 2014 Programmes of Study for Geography


Support and resources from 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 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

Teach in London ? We'd like your help if possible


You may have heard of the plans for the Greater London National Park that Daniel Raven Ellison is leading...

I've been involved in small way since the start exploring educational ideas.

We are planning a proposal and if you could help us, or let other colleagues including secondary who teach in London know about the opportunity that would be great...…


Posted by Alan Parkinson on March 10, 2015 at 20:30

Critical thinking?

Critical thinking is a key part of the Global Learning Programme. What does this look like and how does it relate to other skills?


These slides will hopefully provoke a discussion - what are your thoughts? It sets critical thinking up as the dual companion to creativity.…


Posted by Paula Owens on February 6, 2015 at 13:00

Spam message

Hi Elizabeth,
Yes I had a spam message
too but they're gone now - deleted for spam . It's great that we are so vigilant as if one does get through we get rid of them pretty quickly. I usually weed them out at joining stage but no harm done. Thanks so much - I'd urge anyone to let me know if anything happens like this again as we work hard to keep this network clean.

Posted by Paula Owens on January 30, 2015 at 13:36

Global Learning Programme - Wales

We at Ysgol Esgob Morgan were very proud to be selected as a Lead School for the Global Learning Programme Wales. This success led to us being invited to a two day training session in Cardiff earlier in the month.

The event explained all about how to go about recruiting our network of 15 schools to develop the global aspect with over the course of two years. The event had speakers from the CfBT, Geographical Association and iNet Cymru. All sessions were engaging and focused, we look…


Posted by Richard Hatwood on January 28, 2015 at 20:32 — 1 Comment

Geography resources for classroom

I found this great for resource ideas when coming up with my georgraphy lesson whilst on placement. You should take a look if you need some resource ideas.

Posted by Lorna Cahill on December 16, 2014 at 16:40

Some Cool Games

Hey guys, 
Some cool games here for kids always on The Nat Geo Kids website. (i enjoyed doing playing too) ;

Posted by Alec Hughes on December 9, 2014 at 12:28

It's Our World

The UK's largest Art project for 4-19 year olds celebrating the environment and supporting sustainability. Find out how to add an image to the map. Great school project.…


Posted by Paula Owens on November 21, 2014 at 12:05



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