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Primary Geography Champions Network

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

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GA Rex Walford Geography Student Teacher Award - nominations open!

The GA Rex Walford Geography Student Teacher Award recognises inspirational and innovative geography teaching (at primary or secondary level). If you somebody like this nominate them for an award. Deadline is 31st October.Find out more at:http://www.geography.org.uk/getin…/committeessigs/gaawards/…See More
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CPD Event from the GA: Outstanding teaching and learning in primary geography

This course will help you to provide stimulating geography teaching and learning that will inspire and enthuse both pupils and other members of staff. We will consider what constitutes high-quality geographical knowledge and skills, and how to plan for and evidence it. Taking a wider view, we will investigate how aspects of SMSC and British values can be taught in the context of geography.London - Tuesday 7 March 2017 York - Tuesday 9 May 2017More information and booking available at:…See More
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Harriet Brookes posted a blog post

CPD Event from the GA: Primary geography for the non-specialist

This course will support non-specialist teachers in developing geography in relation to the 2014 National Curriculum by supporting their subject understanding and the development of outstanding practice within the subject. The day will look at geographical skills and the subject’s contribution to the wider curriculum including presentations, group discussion and practical activities. London - Tuesday 22 November 2016 Birmingham - Tuesday 29 November 2016More information and booking available…See More
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CPD Event from the GA: Leading primary geography

This course will help you successfully lead primary geography and raise the standard of geography teaching and learning in your school. Develop your understanding of geography's core knowledge and skills and consider the successful application of the subject in relevant and exciting contexts.London - Tuesday 1 November 2016 Cambridge - Tuesday 21 February 2017 Leeds - Tuesday 21 March 2017 Manchester - Thursday 11 May 2017 Bristol -Tuesday 16 May 2017 Birmingham - Monday 19 June 2017 London -…See More
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A Geographical Association project - join the GA here.

Welcome to our collaborative learning community. With more than 2600 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?

WHAT THE GA DOES FOR PRIMARY PPT NOW AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD
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!

PRIMARY GEOGRAPHY CHAMPIONS

CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL CHAMP!
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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MAIN NEWS and LINKS

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

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GA Rex Walford Geography Student Teacher Award - nominations open!

The GA Rex Walford Geography Student Teacher Award recognises inspirational and innovative geography teaching (at primary or secondary level). If you somebody like this nominate them for an award. Deadline is 31st October.

Find out more at:http://www.geography.org.uk/getin…/committeessigs/gaawards/…

Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 26, 2016 at 10:00

CPD Event from the GA: Outstanding teaching and learning in primary geography

This course will help you to provide stimulating geography teaching and learning that will inspire and enthuse both pupils and other members of staff. We will consider what constitutes high-quality geographical knowledge and skills, and how to plan for and evidence it. Taking a wider view, we will investigate how aspects of SMSC and British values can be taught in the context of geography.

London - Tuesday 7 March 2017

York - Tuesday 9 May 2017

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Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 23, 2016 at 15:00

Free lecture at Royal Holloway on climate change

Free lecture at Royal Holloway University titled ‘Climate change from the past to the future’ by Dr Simon Blockley on 3 October 2016.

Get more information and to book free tickets, please visit: 
https://rhulgeographyclimatechange.eventbrite.co.uk

Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 22, 2016 at 9:42

CPD Event from the GA: Literacy through geography

Ofsted requires schools to demonstrate high levels of literacy in order to be judged ‘outstanding’. This course will demonstrate how geography can encourage pupils to engage with literacy, providing you with ideas to develop a rich curriculum. It will explore geography through stories, consider the use of images to develop speaking and listening, and think about sharing and justifying opinions in geography. Opportunities for outdoor work will also be examined, promoting relevant, real-world…

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Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 21, 2016 at 15:00

CPD Event from the GA: Primary geography for the non-specialist

This course will support non-specialist teachers in developing geography in relation to the 2014 National Curriculum by supporting their subject understanding and the development of outstanding practice within the subject. The day will look at geographical skills and the subject’s contribution to the wider curriculum including presentations, group discussion and practical activities.

 

London - Tuesday 22 November 2016

Birmingham - Tuesday 29 November 2016

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Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 20, 2016 at 15:00

CPD Event from the GA: Leading primary geography

This course will help you successfully lead primary geography and raise the standard of geography teaching and learning in your school. Develop your understanding of geography's core knowledge and skills and consider the successful application of the subject in relevant and exciting contexts.

London - Tuesday 1 November 2016

Cambridge - Tuesday 21 February 2017

Leeds - Tuesday 21 March 2017

Manchester - Thursday 11 May 2017

Bristol -Tuesday 16 May 2017…

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Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 19, 2016 at 15:00

CPD Event from the GA: Leading fieldwork in the primary geography curriculum

Urban environments are packed full of 'living geography'. This practical course will explore the use of urban areas for primary geography fieldwork, update your geography know-how and demonstrate how to meet the fieldwork requirements in the geography National Curriculum.

Birmingham - Thursday 9 March 2017

Manchester - Tuesday 14 March 2017

London - Wednesday 22 March 2017

More information and booking available at:…

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Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 16, 2016 at 15:00

Early-bird booking for the GA Annual Conference is now open!

Next year’s Conference takes place at the University of Surrey, Guildford from Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 April. Register now to join over 750 delegates over at this international event: www.geography.org.uk/conference

Keep an eye on the Conference front page above or follow us on Twitter @The_GA #gaconf17 for all the latest updates.

Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 14, 2016 at 15:00

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