For those who are teaching in, or within a reasonable distance of Surrey, there are some forthcoming opportunities you may want to explore for staff CPD.
The Heads of Geography meetings for this school year are available to book.
They will take place at Notre Dame School, Cobham KT11 1HA and will begin at 1.30pm and end at 4.30pm.
They will be chaired by Sophie Wilson, secondary geography lecturer at St Mary's University, Twickenham, and hosted by Brendan Conway.
The date and focus for each meeting are as follows:
Tuesday 13th November: ‘Earthquake swarms’ in Surrey and the latest thinking about tectonic hazards, Dr Stephen Hicks - Seismologist at National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton
Wednesday 13th March, 2019: David Wood – Government Head of Geography: a new government role. The session will outline his new role in the civil service, the new Geospatial Commission and links with geographical education and careers.
Wednesday 26th June, 2019: Integrating GIS into the Geography school curriculum throughout the school from Year 7 up. Rachel Adams, Geography Teacher and former Head of Geography at Wimbledon High School, member of the Geographical Association's post-sixteen Committee and organiser of the talks for sixth form Geographers at the Wimbledon GA Branch, will share her practical experience of how she has used electronic maps and GIS in her Geography department and will share examples of pupil work to illustrate what has been possible.
The total cost to attend the meetings is £160. You can book a place by emailing Katy Gill (firstname.lastname@example.org).