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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Chantelle Duberry joined Dr Paula Owens's group
Harriet Brookes posted a blog post

Resources from the Global Learning Programme now available

Engage pupils with world issues with this free resource on education for all from the Global Learning ProgrammeThis free resource includes activities targeted at KS2 and KS3 and will help you develop pupils' knowledge and understanding of developing countries and global themes.…See More
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Nov 25
Harriet Brookes updated an event

Free training package in critical thinking at London, Leicester, Plymouth, Leeds, Birmingham, Southampton, Bristol, York

November 25, 2016 to June 29, 2017
The training is FREE and available to practicing teachers in maintained schools and academies across England and British Forces schools abroad.This training will include:supported pre-course reflectionday one face-to-face training focused on developing critical thinking, considering evidence and non-routine problemsapplication in participants’ classroomsday two training focused on sharing participants’ practice and working with deep structuresfurther on-line support/collaboration, and…See More
Nov 25
Sharon Witt posted an event

Animating Primary Geography at Stripe Studio 2, The University of Winchester

December 12, 2016 from 5pm to 6:30pm
A meeting of Hampshire Geography Champions See More
Nov 24
Harriet Brookes posted an event

Making a global curriculum: introducing technology to explore our global village at Bury St Edmunds

March 15, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm
From the Global Learning Programme for teachers and curriculum leaders of Year 6 and Key Stage 3This hands-on taster session is brought to you by the Global Learning Programme (GLP) to introduce global learning and the positive impact it can have on pupils' engagement, knowledge, skills and values. It will focus on how you can use a range of freely available web tools to develop pupils’ understanding of some key concepts…See More
Nov 24
Profile IconAmy Ashmore and Kate Gillespie joined Geography Champions
Nov 24
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Nov 23
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Nov 21
Lauren Self 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
Nov 18
Suzy Green commented on Dr Paula Owens's group PGQM Group
"Hi, I have been given Geography to lead in my school and ask the try for the PGQM. I have registered and have all the checklists but really don't know how to start to go about this. Any support would be great!!!"
Nov 18


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A Geographical Association project - join the GA here.

Welcome to our collaborative learning community. With more than 2800 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.

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.

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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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

Resources from the Global Learning Programme now available

Engage pupils with world issues with this free resource on education for all from the Global Learning Programme

This free resource includes activities targeted at KS2 and KS3 and will help you develop pupils' knowledge and understanding of developing countries and global themes.…


Posted by Harriet Brookes on November 30, 2016 at 16:39

FREE training in critical thinking

We’re working with the SSAT to provide training in critical thinking and problem solving for geography teachers. This is a FREE course and gives primary and secondary teachers the knowledge and approaches they need to effectively integrate the teaching of core skills in their classrooms.

For more information and online booking visit: …


Posted by Harriet Brookes on November 11, 2016 at 14:00

Frederick Soddy Trust awards 

Fund your fieldwork through the Frederick Soddy Trust which supports all kinds of geographical fieldwork. There is considerable support between £250 and £850. How to apply can be found at



Posted by Rachel Bowles on November 3, 2016 at 13:45

Final opportunity for your school to get £3,375+ of funding

Does your school take part in the Quality Mark or Connecting Classrooms?

Then you are ideally placed to nominate your school to receive the funding, training, resources and supportprovided by the Global Learning Programme (GLP) to help you become a GLP Expert Centre

Being a …


Posted by Harriet Brookes on October 31, 2016 at 15:37

Free global learning course available

Great FREE course available to teachers and leaders of year 6 and KS3 on global learning and the work of the Global Learning Programme

Posted by Harriet Brookes on October 21, 2016 at 9:45

Planning competition for 7-18 year olds

How would you make your local place more sustainable? Competition for 7-18yr olds by RTPI Planners. Nice half term activity maybe?…


Posted by Harriet Brookes on October 12, 2016 at 14:00

CPD Event from the GA: Getting started with primary geography

This practical course will support key stage 1 teachers in developing their planning and practice for geography in the 2014 National Curriculum. It will support your subject understanding and the development of outstanding practice within the subject: looking in particular at fieldwork, locality studies and resourcing. It will look briefly at skills, including mapwork, progression and assessment, and the subject’s contribution to the wider curriculum.

London - Friday 9 June 2017…


Posted by Harriet Brookes on October 3, 2016 at 15:30

CPD Event from the GA: Global Geography at Key Stage 2

This interactive course explores opportunities within the primary geography curriculum for promoting pupils' global awareness and understanding. It examines the challenges posed by global learning, then looks in-depth at some practical thematic and place-based examples, linked to NC2014, which will lead to outstanding geography teaching.

London - Thursday 25 May 2017

More information and booking available at:…


Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 29, 2016 at 15:30



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