in   Primary  Geography Leading the way  The  PGQM
<ul><li>The Geographical Association developed the Primary Geography Quality Mark to support subject leaders who want to d...
<ul><li>identify and celebrate good geography </li></ul><ul><li>provide a framework for subject leaders/coordinators to an...
The PGQM is underpinned by a  S elf-Assessment Framework  Used in conjunction with the frameworks Audit Checklist document...
The  PGQM  Framework <ul><li>The characteristics of geography in your school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils achievement and ...
The  PGQM  framework has been used by: <ul><li>School Leadership Teams  who want to engage in a process of whole school su...
How  the  PGQM     Geography   in  your school can support you to enhance the quality of
It provides a focus for   all staff to work together  on geography   <ul><li>and on whole school issues: </li></ul><ul><li...
Promotes  Enjoyment   of Geography <ul><li>Pupils are enthusiastic and enjoy their  experience of  geography </li></ul>Get...
Involvement enables you to discover   excellent ideas   for teaching geography <ul><li>shared by other PGQM schools on the...
Year 3 Local Area topic:  Footprints showing the street features of pupils journeys to school.  Encourages work in  especi...
promotes  map-work  and graphicacy  as essential parts of  geography Two Rivers Special School
Supports   excellence  in geography  across  the curriculum with examples of evidence you can share  Exemplar evidence: Fo...
Finally they planned a musical composition to go with the story http://www.geographyteachingtoday.org.uk/curriculum-making...
Encourages Geographical Thinking <ul><li>Making sense of the world through first hand experience </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial...
Seeks to develop   active   and   informed   future citizens The energy team at Eastchurch Primary School Exemplar evidence:
<ul><li>If you decide to apply for the award – which level should you aim for? </li></ul>
<ul><li>The school will have a small, but core, group of people committed to teaching geography well. This group has an en...
<ul><li>There is a whole school commitment to teaching geography well and to the ongoing development of subject understand...
<ul><li>Geography is well embedded across the school and has been the focus for active development for at least the three ...
PGQM Timeline <ul><li>This timeline gives an overview of the PGQM from start to finish including ideas of what you could b...
If you decide to Register for the PGQM <ul><li>Schools usually register 2-3 terms before  they are ready to submit their a...
Applying for the award Registration Form  can be found at http://www.geography.org.uk/eyprimary/primaryqualitymark/getting...
<ul><li>Completion of the PGQM Application Form (based on the self-evaluation criteria) is the basis of your submission fo...
…  your  PURPOSE   is to: <ul><li>celebrate  the characteristics of geography in your school </li></ul><ul><li>show how ef...
If you are interested in finding out more about the PGQM  <ul><li>Contact  [email_address]  for further details.  </li></u...
Further support? <ul><li>If you want to continue to develop geography why not join the  Primary Geography Champions Networ...
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The Primary Geography Quality Mark - Leading the Way

  1. 1. in Primary Geography Leading the way The PGQM
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Geographical Association developed the Primary Geography Quality Mark to support subject leaders who want to develop, evaluate and gain recognition for the quality of their geography curriculum. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>identify and celebrate good geography </li></ul><ul><li>provide a framework for subject leaders/coordinators to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the geography curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>improve for all pupils the quality of the educational experience through geography </li></ul><ul><li>raise the profile of geography within the primary curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>… and in particular its contribution to citizenship, sustainable development, global dimensions, cultural and social inclusion, using and understanding technology, and in imparting a wide range of skills. </li></ul>Key principles  Methodist School, Wakefield
  4. 4. The PGQM is underpinned by a S elf-Assessment Framework Used in conjunction with the frameworks Audit Checklist document the framework acts as a tool to help subject coordinators identify areas requiring development.
  5. 5. The PGQM Framework <ul><li>The characteristics of geography in your school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils achievement and how you know (assessment) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fieldwork, active enquiry learning & use of ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging pupils with critical & creative thinking about people & places, sustainability and possible futures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core geographical knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography contributing to enjoyment and achievement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subject leadership and management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership and vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensuring the vision is put into practice and has an impact on pupil learning (subject monitoring & CPD) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The PGQM framework has been used by: <ul><li>School Leadership Teams who want to engage in a process of whole school supported self-review. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers who are new to the coordinating role and want help with developing geography in their school. </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Leaders who want to lead their school through the process of applying for the Quality Mark. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How the PGQM Geography in your school can support you to enhance the quality of
  8. 8. It provides a focus for all staff to work together on geography <ul><li>and on whole school issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Local/ Global Learning </li></ul><ul><li>An integrated curriculum with geography at the core </li></ul>
  9. 9. Promotes Enjoyment of Geography <ul><li>Pupils are enthusiastic and enjoy their experience of geography </li></ul>Getting ready to ‘fly’ to Mexico
  10. 10. Involvement enables you to discover excellent ideas for teaching geography <ul><li>shared by other PGQM schools on the PGQM VLE </li></ul>
  11. 11. Year 3 Local Area topic: Footprints showing the street features of pupils journeys to school. Encourages work in especially fieldwork
  12. 12. promotes map-work and graphicacy as essential parts of geography Two Rivers Special School
  13. 13. Supports excellence in geography across the curriculum with examples of evidence you can share Exemplar evidence: Foundation Stage pupils used Google Maps and a relevant book which proved an excellent resource for showing the children a real river. We discussed what the map might be showing, Katie said: It’s here, England They knew from the story, ‘The Journey’ , where and what the estuary was. Some noticed that the river got narrower. I used the words they had been using to sketch a map of a river.
  14. 14. Finally they planned a musical composition to go with the story http://www.geographyteachingtoday.org.uk/curriculum-making/teaching-ideas/music-an-indian-journey / In pairs, pupils created a map of the main features of Kalpanagar & the Magic Rickshaw’ story was read. They thought carefully about the main character’s feelings throughout the story, adding emoticons to their Local Studies maps along with appropriate picture images. Promotes connected cross-curricular learning
  15. 15. Encourages Geographical Thinking <ul><li>Making sense of the world through first hand experience </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Making connections </li></ul><ul><li>Creative & critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Investigating issues </li></ul>Exemplar evidence: How could this stream move this tree? Why do the rocks near the water have no vegetation? Looking on the stream bed – what is it made up of? How and when does sediment move? This links to our work on rivers in year 6.
  16. 16. Seeks to develop active and informed future citizens The energy team at Eastchurch Primary School Exemplar evidence:
  17. 17. <ul><li>If you decide to apply for the award – which level should you aim for? </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>The school will have a small, but core, group of people committed to teaching geography well. This group has an enthusiastic subject leader who is keen to raise the profile of primary geography and to share this enthusiasm with pupils, colleagues and governors. At the heart of this development will be the feeling that a geographical way of thinking about the world is both fun and essential learning for living in the world today. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>There is a whole school commitment to teaching geography well and to the ongoing development of subject understanding. Playing a leading role is a subject leader who has actively led geography for at least the last two years and had a significant impact on the development of the geography curriculum. The majority of staff and children are enthusiastic about geographical learning, and there is a strong sense that geography has become embedded in the curriculum across the school. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Geography is well embedded across the school and has been the focus for active development for at least the three years prior to the PGQM submission. The school is using the NC statements to exemplify achievement and there is clarity of understanding about what `quality geography’ looks like in practice. Management of the subject is very good and there are established procedures set up for monitoring and developing the subject. The subject leader has a clear understanding of `what geography is’ and the school is able to share expertise with other primary teachers and schools. The school leadership team and governors have made a specific commitment to keeping geography at the forefront of learning and see the award as validation of the schools’ status as a `Centre of Excellence’. </li></ul>
  21. 21. PGQM Timeline <ul><li>This timeline gives an overview of the PGQM from start to finish including ideas of what you could be doing and when . </li></ul>
  22. 22. If you decide to Register for the PGQM <ul><li>Schools usually register 2-3 terms before they are ready to submit their applications. During this period they will perform a subject audit using the Audit Checklist document, prepare their action plans and start putting their developments into practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Before you register you can access the Audit Checklist at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.geography.org.uk/eyprimary/primaryqualitymark/gettingstarted/ </li></ul><ul><li>Note: this document should ideally be used in conjunction with the Self-Evaluation Framework which is only available with all the other documentation required to apply to GA members and PGQM registered schools on the password-protected VLE . </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Julie Beattie to set up a free account (GA Members only). </li></ul>
  23. 23. Applying for the award Registration Form can be found at http://www.geography.org.uk/eyprimary/primaryqualitymark/gettingstarted/ Complete and return this form together with the appropriate registration fee to Julie Beattie at the Geographical Association (full address on form). Registration deadline each year is 31 October . Award applications must be submitted by the following April. Don't forget - your school must be a GA member to register for the PGQM
  24. 24. <ul><li>Completion of the PGQM Application Form (based on the self-evaluation criteria) is the basis of your submission for the award. You will also be asked to provide evidence of pupil work, planning and other relevant school information. </li></ul><ul><li>the AUDIENCE for the application is the GA appointed school moderator (someone who is passionate about primary geography) </li></ul><ul><li>… and </li></ul>
  25. 25. … your PURPOSE is to: <ul><li>celebrate the characteristics of geography in your school </li></ul><ul><li>show how effectively children learn geography and whether they enjoy their learning </li></ul><ul><li>communicate how you provide for quality learning in geography and whether your provision is having an impact on children as learners </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrate how effectively the subject is led and managed </li></ul>
  26. 26. If you are interested in finding out more about the PGQM <ul><li>Contact [email_address] for further details. </li></ul><ul><li>or go online at http://www.geography.org.uk/eyprimary/primaryqualitymark/ to register your interest. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Further support? <ul><li>If you want to continue to develop geography why not join the Primary Geography Champions Network : </li></ul>http://geographychampions.ning.com/

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