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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

There were a series of events last year relating to the new Key Stage 3, which helped teachers plan and then implement the new programme of study. National Subject leads David Rayner and Ruth Totterdell led a series of conferences, which ended up reaching around 900 geography teachers from Kent to Cumbria.
Some additional funding has now been made available to put on a further 6 events, which are targeting 6 areas of the UK where the take-up of the original events was not as high. These one day events, which will be FREE, will take place as follows, all in 2009 of course...
30th of January at The Russell Hotel, Maidstone, Kent
9th of February at The Derbyshire Hotel, South Normanton, Derbyshire
12th of February at Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln
23rd of February at The Wessex Royale Hotel, Dorchester, Dorset
3rd of March at The Quality Hotel, St Albans, Hertfordshire
26th of March at The Radisson SAS Hotel, Durham
The largest of these events has space for 35 teachers, so book early if you are interested in taking part. We will be posting invitations to these free events to all Heads of Geography in these LAs. The events will be advertised on the GA web site www.geography.org/events/ks3conferences. A flyer for the KENT event, the first one to take place is shown below:

Book early...

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