This network is for Geography teachers who would like to meet to discuss current issues in Secondary Geography Education and to work collaboratively.
The group will meet termly with twilight sessions running from 4.00pm to 5.30pm on the following dates:
- Meeting 1: Thursday, 16th November 2023 at Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School
- Meeting 2: Thursday, 15th February 2024
- Meeting 3: Thursday, 13th June 2024
Your booking will include all three dates for £30 and reporting instructions will be sent prior to each event.
Late joiners will be charged pro-rata at £10 per session.
Who is this course for?
All Geography teachers – any experience.
What are the objectives or outcomes?
On this programme participants will:
- Discuss opportunities and challenges linked to all key stages of the Geography curriculum (KS1-KS5)
- Explore how Geography contributes to whole school cross-curricular initiatives
- Discuss changes in assessment in Geography
- Share best practice [to include objectives from other facilitators]
Areas of focus
The course will include:
- Facilitated sessions
- Developing pedagogy
- Ideas for collaboration
- Reflection and review
Meet the facilitator
Janet Ruffhead is currently Head of Humanities at Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School and has been Head of Geography for the past 17 years. She has thirty five years’ teaching experience and has worked in a number of schools in the West Midlands and at International schools in West Africa and South India.
She has held the role of Global Dimension Co-ordinator for over 10 years and has run whole school inset as well as supported staff in developing exciting and interactive resources across all subject areas. She has more recently led successful initiatives to support PP pupils and work to improve their resilience and self-confidence and arranged master classes and workshops for more able students
Testimonials from delegates
“Invaluable as a lone teacher of Geography, to meet with other teachers and share ideas and resources.”
“I have really enjoyed networking with other secondary Geography teachers, exploring topics and issues that affect us all.”