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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Bedfordshire Primary Geographers

I've set up this group for any Primary Geography Teachers in the Bedfordshire area who may wish to link together and share resources/ideas.  I am a Primary Geography Champion now based in Bedfordshire and would love to support as many local teachers as I can to get out there and do fantastic geography with their children :-)See More
Lindsey watkins added a discussion to the group SE Wales

Developing geography as part of the new curriculum

What will geography look like as part of the new curriculum in Wales? How will it work in your school? What are you doing to develop it?See More
Lindsey watkins updated their profile
Lindsey watkins commented on Paula Owens's group SE Wales
"Thanks for setting this group up Paula! Looking forward to working with colleagues to share ideas and promote geography."
Paula Owens commented on Paula Owens's group SE Wales
"Congratulations to the newest Welsh Group Lindsey. You are now the administrator and can adapt it how you wish."
Lindsey watkins commented on Paula Owens's group SE Wales
"Looking forward to sharing ideas with colleagues! Geography champion"
Lindsey watkins joined Paula Owens's group
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The Temple of Heaven, Beijing

On our school linking visit to Beijing.


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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

LESS CO2 and Sustainable Energy

LESSCO2_energy_tech_links.ppt The above is an image only so you will need to open the given link…


Posted by Paula Owens on September 18, 2015 at 13:30

New primary CPD courses!

The GA have just announced some fantastic new CPD courses running this year!

Leading primary geography

Primary geography for the non specialist



Posted by Roisin McAteer on September 15, 2015 at 11:53

The World's Largest Lesson

Take part in the World’s Largest Lesson!

The seventeen new Global Goals for Sustainable Development aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change: they launch on 25th September 2015. To mark this, the World’s Largest Lesson supports schools on every continent with…


Posted by Paula Owens on September 14, 2015 at 12:26

GA Webwatch Spring 2016

Spring 2016's issue of Webwatch column (in GA Magazine) will have a PRIMARY focus.

I'm keen for colleagues to send me pictures and details of websites, web tools, digital mapping and images, and apps being used in a Primary setting. A short description of the app and how you've used it would be great.

A chance for (slight) fame and (no) fortune.

Many thanks.

Posted by Alan Parkinson on June 8, 2015 at 9:48 — 1 Comment

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



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