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    Book now for our brand new course – Geography subject knowledge enhancement for non-specialists 2024 (Key Stage 3 focus) – Part 1 and 2

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Recruitment of high-quality teaching staff presents a significant challenge for schools in Hampshire, as it does nationally. Our new subject knowledge enhancement course is for non-specialists, across all core and EBacc subjects, as well as RE.

    This training will:

    • Support those recently in post, as well as provide preparation support for those who may be taking up a new post in September 2024.
    • Equip teachers with the knowledge and skills required to effectively deliver high-quality lessons in the chosen subject.
    • Focus on Key Stage 3 teaching principally, whilst offering the requisite level of skill and knowledge to facilitate further development towards the teaching of Key Stage 4 over time.

    Dates:

    Part 1 – 26 March 2024
    Part 2 – 9 May, 7 June, 8 July, 17 September, 6 November 2024

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: non-specialists

    Price: Sub £780 / SLA £730 / Full £936
    Invoiced in two parts:
    23-24 – Part 1: Sub £130 / SLA £125 / Full £156
    24-25 – Part 2: Sub £650 / SLA £605 / Full £780

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    Don’t miss this! – Secondary Geography Networks 2023-24

    by Hannah Richardson -

    The primary aims of the subject network meetings are to:

    • Ensure a clear understanding of the national picture and its application in local and school contexts. 
    • Support effective subject leadership as appropriate to each school’s individual context. 
    • Develop skills, expertise, and capacity within school subject leaders and their teams through quality strategic CPD and the sharing of good practice. 
    • Deepen understanding of subject specific pedagogy and knowledge that underpins good progress and attainment for ALL pupils. 
    • Facilitate school to school networking and develop strength across the system.

    Spring:

    Date: 22 February 2024
    Keyword Search: Secondary Spring Geography  
    Price: Sub £75 / SLA £40 / Full £90

    The Spring network meeting will be hosted by the Ordnance Survey. The day will consist of a hands-on workshop as well as presentations. All four exam boards will be in attendance. Not to be missed!

    Summer:

    Date: 19 June 2024 
    Keyword Search: Secondary Summer Geography  
    Price: Sub £75 / SLA £40 / Full £90 

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    Join us for the 23-24 Spring Primary Geography Network Meetings

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Termly network meetings are aimed at those responsible for leading and managing geography in primary schools. Geography leaders will develop their subject knowledge and an understanding of strong progression and sequencing to support geography curriculum development in their school while gathering inspiring and creative ideas for leading and managing the teaching of outstanding geography. 

    Additionally, the network ensures co-ordinators have an effective forum to discuss and share approaches to curriculum implementation, assessment, and monitoring and to be informed by current research.

    These network meetings will focus on arising themes such as developing fieldwork, assessment, curriculum design and supporting students with SEND.

    Available dates:

    28 February 2024 – Havant/East Hants 

    29 February 2024 – New Forest/Test Valley 

    6 March 2024 – Gosport/Fareham  

    7 March 2024 – Basingstoke 

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Primary Spring Geography

    Price: Sub £90 / SLA £65 / Full £108 

    Sign up to the Autumn 23-24 Primary Geography network meetings

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Termly network meetings are aimed at those responsible for leading and managing geography in primary schools. Geography leaders will develop their subject knowledge and an understanding of strong progression and sequencing to support geography curriculum development in their school while gathering inspiring and creative ideas for leading and managing the teaching of outstanding geography.

    Additionally, the network ensures co-ordinators have an effective forum to discuss and share approaches to curriculum implementation, assessment, and monitoring and to be informed by current research.

    The network meetings will take place each full term: Autumn 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 and include arising themes such as developing fieldwork, assessment, curriculum design and supporting students with SEND. 

    Available dates for Autumn 23-24:

    10 October 2023 – Basingstoke / Harts / Rushmoor 

    11 October 2023 – Winchester / Eastleigh 

    1 November 2023 - Fareham / Gosport 

    2 November 2023 – Havant / East Hants 

    8 November 2023 – New Forest area  

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Geography Network Autumn

    Price: Sub £90 / SLA £65 / Full £108