Leading a successful geography department- Manchester(successdeptbhm)

Provider: Geographical Association
£355.00 (no VAT on this item) Non-members
£240.00 (no VAT on this item) Members

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Description This course will explore how geography subject leaders can maximise the impact that they have on colleagues and students whilst leading their department through a time of rapid change. You will reflect upon what you are trying to achieve, critically assess the methods you employ and plan solutions to the issues you face in your schools.
Duration One day course

Geographical Association's website

Categories Secondary, Higher, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, KS3, KS4, Humanities, Management, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Business Manager, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, Assessment, Bilingual Support / EAL, Behaviour for Learning, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, Personalised Learning, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, Out of school, Governor, Child Protection Officer, Earth Science / Geology, Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Aims and outcomes

  • Develop and shape your ‘vision’ for geography
  • Consider how to create and sustain a high-quality geography department in the context of current changes in education
  • Become more confident in developing the profile of geography both within and outside of your school
  • Discuss strategies to address particular issues in your school
Evidence underpinning this approach

All GA resources and approaches have been tried and tested by teachers of geography and course evaluations consistently receive very positive feedback.

How users/participants can evaluate success

The course presenters provide strategies for short and longer term evaluation of success and in addition the GA’s Quality Mark framework encourages teachers to critically assess the teaching and learning of geography, identify areas of strength, and set future development goals to further capture the potential of all students studying geography.

Follow-up activities and support

The GA provides a wealth of supporting web resources, publications, journals, online CPD and a Quality Mark framework and process for supporting self evaluation.


Course Programme

09.00-09.30: Coffee and registration

09.30-11.00: Session 1 – What does high-quality geography look like? How can we achieve this in our departments?

11.00-11.15: Refreshment break

11.15-12.45: Session 2 – What challenges and opportunities are subject leaders facing in this time of change? How can use these opportunities to develop the profile of geography in our schools?

12.45-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.30: Session 3 – What issues are facing us in our individual schools?   How can we tackle these issues?

15.30: Close


Jen Monk, Consultant to the GA


Date Location Details
Nov 20, 2019 09:00 Manchester - Info