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Geography Network

Geography Teacher Network

The 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 in twilight sessions in schools across the ATSA network.

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 the new GCSE and A-Level Geography curriculum
  • Explore how Geography contributes to whole school cross-curricular initiatives
  • Discuss changes in assessment in Geography e.g. KS3 Life After Levels
  • Share best practice [to include objectives from other facilitators]

Practical Information

The meetings will take place at schools across the alliance with twilight
sessions running from 4.00pm to 5.30pm on:
  • Thursday 5th October 2017 at Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School, Hatfield
  • Thursday, 1st February 2018 at Sandringham School.
  • Thursday 21st June 2018 – Bishops Hatfield Girls School.
The course will include:
  • Facilitated sessions 
  • Developing pedagogy
  • Ideas for collaboration
  • Reflection and review

Meet the facilitator:

Janet Ruffhead
Janet is currently Head of Humanities at Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School and has been Head of Geography for the past 12 years. She has thirty 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


£20 per delegate



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