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Independent Schools Special Interest Group

Contact

Mr Paul Baker
Mailboxes
Box 330
266 Banbury Road
OXFORD
OX2 7DL

Telephone (home): 01608 811238
Telephone (work): 07891 521849
Email: [email protected]

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Our Aims

The Independent Schools Special Interest Group represents the interests of geography teachers in public and preparatory schools within the GA and aims to increase the membership of Independent School geographers to the GA.

What we do

We have a distinct membership drawn from geography teachers in public and preparatory schools. In addition to representing their interests within the GA, we organise in-service training opportunities and produce an annual newsletter Notes and Queries to members of ISSIG.

Independent Schools Special Interest Group 2014 newsletter (2.3M)

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News from Elstree Prep School June 2014 (46k)

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Download: Notes and Queries Spring 2011 (PDF, 4.8M)

Each summer we hold an annual conference, which includes workshops, forums, lectures and a publishers' display. We also organise a range of other conferences, which are listed on the Events page.

You may be interested in the GA Oxford Branch which has close links with the ISSIG. Find out more about this Branch and their activities on the GA Oxford Branch page.

Cluster Groups

Paul Baker, GA Membership Promotions Officer and Chairman of ISSIG, is forming Cluster Groups of GA members in England and Wales to discuss teaching issues and resources. The Cluster Groups will be hosted by Independent Senior Schools for teachers of other Independent and Maintained Schools in the area to attend. The purpose of these events is to promote good geography in schools. See the Cluster Groups page.

ISSIG Committee

Paul Baker (Chairman 2009-2013)
Dr Garrett Nagle (St Edwards School and Conference Officer)
Rob Morris (Shrewsbury School)
Peter Price (Charterhouse School)
Nicola Patrick (Bloxham School)
Nik Miller (Brambletye and IAPS Geography Co-ordinator)
Dr Andrew Lee (Colet Court and SATIPS)
Misa Newsome (GA Oxford Branch and Rye St Anthony School)
Ewan Laurie (Kings College Wimbledon)
Richard Bustin (Bancroft School)
Gemma Kent (GA Primary Committee representative)

Adopted members for specialist advice
Neil Simmonds (GA Trustee)
Professor Simon Catling (GA Primary Committee)
Simon Lewis (representing ISEB)

Fieldwork topics

Suggested fieldwork enquiries for common entrance and scholarship candidates (47k)

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Use of geography resources

Report on the use of geography resources in independent schools (8k)

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