Local Authority   Date Venue


September 25th

Dorchester Town Football Club, Dorchester DT1 2RY


September 26th

Lackham House, Wiltshire College, Chippenham SN15 2NY


October 10th

Red Lion Hotel, Basingstoke RG21 7LX


October 11th

St Columba’s House, Woking GU22 8AB


November 13th

Thatcham Football Club, Thatcham RG19 4PA


November 14th

The Birch Hotel, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath RH17 7SF


November 15th

Oakwood House, Oakwood Park, Maidstone ME16 8AE


November 16th

Pontlands Park Hotel, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 8HR

Norfolk and Suffolk

December 3rd

The Park Hotel, Denmark Street, Diss IP22 4LE


December 5th

The Tiverton Hotel, Blundells Road, Tiverton EX16 4DB

West Midlands

March 13th

Harvestfields Centre, Sutton Coldfield B75 5TJ

Worcestershire and Herefordshire

March 14th

Elim Conference Centre, West Malvern WR14 4DF


March 18th

Bowden Hall Hotel, Gloucester GL4 8ED


March 26th

Alfreton Hall, Church Street, Alfreton DE55 7AH


March 27th

Bampton Heath Golf Centre, Northampton NN6 8AX


March 28th

The Castle, Hertford SG14 1HR

East Yorkshire, Humberside and Lincolnshire

May 7th

Hallmark Hotel, Ferriby Road, Hull HU14 3LG


May 8th

Rufford Park Golf and Country Club, Rufford NG22 9DG


May 10th

Rothley Court Hotel, Rothley LE7 7LG

South and West Yorkshire

May 21st

The Fairway, Elmhurst Lane, Dodsworth, Barnsley S75 4LS

North West - Chorley

May 22nd

Anderton Centre, New Road, Anderton, Chorley PR6 9HG

North West - Warrington

May 23rd

Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington WA2 7NE

North East

June 6th

MacDonald Linden Hotel, Morpeth NE65 8XF


June 7th

The Keswick County Hotel, Keswick CA12 4NQ


Geography Regional Training Events 2018-2019

Geographical Skills and Fieldwork
Ensuring coverage and progression

This practical and interactive day will focus on identifying the range of geographical techniques and fieldwork methods that should be covered in an increasingly challenging way through the curriculum EYFS – Year 6. All colleagues will leave with a number of fully documented and resourced enquiries exemplifying best practice in skills and fieldwork progression to use in their own schools.

Key Objectives 

All colleagues will leave:

  • Knowing the range of geographical skills and fieldwork methods that pupils should master EYFS – Year 6
  • Aware of the data collection skills to develop through fieldwork investigations;
  • Understanding how the use of Maths in the interpretation of data, maps, aerial imagery and geographic information systems (GIS) can boost outcomes in Geography;
  • Identifying those skills which pupils can use to effectively communicate geographical information including graphicacy, oracy and writing at length;
  • Appreciating the importance of achieving proficiency in skills within the context of relevant, engaging and appropriately challenging key question led enquiries.
  • Confident and inspired to design their own key question led enquiries which adopt a mastery approach and support pupils to think like geographers;
  • Able and self-assured to lead colleagues to improve provision and outcomes in Geography in their schools.

Conference Outline

  • 08:45 – 09:15   Refreshments on arrival and registration
  • 09:15 – 10:00  Geographical and fieldwork skills of information collection, interpretation and communication – an overview
  • 10:00 – 11:15  Geographical and fieldwork skills EYFS and Key Stage 1
  • 11:15 – 11:30  Refreshments
  • 11:30 – 12:45  Geographical and fieldwork skills Lower Key Stage 2
  • 12:45 – 13:30  Lunch
  • 13:30 – 15:00  Geographical and fieldwork skills Upper Key Stage 2
  • 15:00 – 15:30  Key messages and next steps in school Refreshments served during this session

How to Book

  • Course details and booking forms have been posted to all schools in the local authorities in the locality of the conference venues – have you seen yours?
  • E mail for any course details and a booking form to