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    Developing your Curriculum

    This series of three cross phase curriculum days is aimed at primary and secondary leaders in Geography, History and Science in collaboration with with Impact TSA, The Geographical Association, The Historical Association and The Association for Science Education.

    Developing your Geography Curriculum

    Date/time: Thursday 20 June 2019, 9:30am-3:30pm,
    Location: Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, London, SE21 7LD

    Agenda

    9.30-10am: Our successes and challenges – what do we want from this session/network? – led by Ben Ballin

    Ben Ballin is a consultant to the Geographical Association and a member of the Primary Geography journal editorial board. As a freelancer, Ben leads the Primary Geography networks for Shropshire and Staffordshire. He has worked, written and trained for many other organisations, including The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Oddizzi, Wildgoose and Tide~ global learning. Among his many publications is an Upper Primary Teaching Atlas, published by TTS in March 2019. His chapter on planning cross-curricular Geography is due to be published by the Geographical Association in their new Primary handbook later this year.

    10-11.30am: Planning for progression in Geography – principles

    • Introductory activity – where are we at?
    • National Curriculum for Geography, KS1-3 – content and structure
    • The challenge from Ofsted
    • Progression in knowledge and understanding
    • Headline outcomes for each phase
    • Building a Geography “wall”

    11.30-11.45am: Break

    11.45-1pm: Planning for progression in Geography – practicalities

    • Skills progression – enquiry
    • Skills progression – map work
    • Group-work – reviewing and critiquing examples of planning
    • Exploring planning possibilities
    • Resourcing and support
    • Plenary

    1-2pm: Lunch

    2-3.15pm:
    Session led by secondary practitioners:
    Emma Roberts, Head of Geography St Michael’s Catholic College

    3.15-3.30pm: Where next for this group? Planning for a future network of support

    Developing your History Curriculum

    9.30-10am: Our successes and challenges – what do we want from this session/network? – led by Andrew Wrenn

    Date/time: Tuesday 25 June 2019, 9:30am-3:30pm
    Location: The Charter School North Dulwich, Red Post Hill, SE24 9JH

    Andrew Wrenn is a history education consultant, Honorary Fellow and former trustee of the Historical Association. He is an assessor for the Historical Association Quality Mark scheme, was an LA Humanities Advisor and has led government funded initiatives on transition in history between KS2 and 3 and on teaching emotive and controversial history.

    Andrew is an experienced trainer working in national and international settings and has written widely including for Oxford and Cambridge University Presses, Pearson, Harper-Collins and the BBC.

    10.00- 11.30am: Planning with intent and for impact in History 1

    • The National Curriculum for History – its structure and content.
    • The challenge from OFSTED
    • Deciding curriculum intent in History, planning for impact

    11.30-11.45am: Break

    11.45 – 1.00pm: Planning with intent and for impact in History 2

    • Planning for impact across key stages in History
    • Group work – reviewing and critiquing examples of planning
    • Plenary

    1-2pm: Lunch

    2-3.15pm:

    Session led by secondary practitioners:

    • Dan Townsend, History Leader, Charter School North Dulwich
    • Hannah Dalton, Assistant Vice Principle, UAE Southbank School

    3.15-3.30pm: Where next for this group? Planning for a future network of support

    Developing your Science Curriculum

    Date/time: TBC
    Location: TBC

    9.30-10am: Our successes and challenges – what do we want from this session/network? – led by Sam Webber

    Sam Webber is an experienced teacher and a cross phase Science and Mathematics Advisor. She supports Islington and Bexley Local Authorities as well as individual schools across London and the South-East. Much of her work focuses on raising standards in schools and delivering training based around schools’ needs. She is passionate about developing teachers understanding of Science so that this leads to greater enjoyment in the classroom, more children developing a sense of curiosity about the world around them and eventually aspiring to a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) career. For many, this could be the key that breaks the circle of poverty and deprivation.

    10-11.30am: Planning for progression in Science

    • Introductory activity – where are we at?
    • National Curriculum for Science, KS1-3 – content v. working scientifically
    • The challenge from Ofsted
    • Progression in knowledge and understanding – what’s the same, what’s different and are your teachers really clear?

    11.30-11.45am: Break

    11.45am-1pm: Planning for progression in Science – useful tips

    • Working scientifically at the heart
    • Children investigating their own questions
    • Assessment ideas
    • Resourcing and support
    • Plenary

    1-2pm: Lunch

    2-3.15pm:
    Session led by secondary practitioners:

    • Ben Ford, Head of Physics, St Dunstan’s College

    3.15-3.30pm: Where next for this group? Planning for a future network of support

    Sign up and cost:

    Register to join a day here.

    Non-members: £50 per day or £120 for all days
    Alliance members and Challenge Partners Schools: £40 per day or £100 for all days