Sunday, 28 July 2013

SGQM Moderation Days

For the fifth year in a row (I think), it's up to Sheffield tomorrow and Tuesday to join the moderation team for the GA's Secondary Geography Quality Mark.


This year there's a bumper crop of applications... I think perhaps the most we've ever had, which is good news... and bad news... as it means a longer moderation period (at one point there was talk of extending it to three days). Instead, we've got a larger moderation team this year, with some new faces drafted in with long experiences...
The great news is that once again I'll get to read about some wonderful stories of geography departments that are doing things, and have put many hours work into creating portfolios of their best work, backed up with data and other evidence that they are doing particularly well within the context of the school, and also beyond the school.
There are always inspiring stories and nice ideas to adapt and share. I'll be tweeting some of the good finds and highlights tomorrow...
Will be good to meet up with former GA colleagues too, and have a swift half...

A final note is that the school I'll be teaching at from September holds a Quality Mark, and the certificate is in pride of place on the wall of the classroom that I'll be using...

Why not investigate applying from your geography department ?
Details on the GA website

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