Leading a successful geography department

Who this course is for

Recently appointed secondary geography subject leaders, or those who aspire to such a role.

Course date and location

London - Monday 22 June 2015

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Course overview

This course will explore how new geography subject leaders can maximise the impact that they have on colleagues and students. Drawing on best practice from successful geography departments across the country you will be challenged to reflect upon what you are trying to achieve, critically assess the methods you employ and plan workable solutions to the issues faced in schools.

Delegate reviews of this course

"Spot on, very refreshing, lots of good ideas!"

“Lots of practical ideas to use in the classroom and department”


Registration fees include all course materials, refreshments and lunch.


GA Personal/Group/Concessionary Member: £160
New Member Package*: £262
Non-member: £285


GA Personal/Group/Concessionary Member: £180
New Member Package*: £282
Non-member: £305

*Includes course fee and one year's GA membership for your school to Teaching Geography.

Aims and outcomes

  • Develop and shape your 'vision' for geography
  • Consider how to create and sustain a high-quality geography department
  • Become more confident in developing the profile of geography in a whole-school context
  • Discuss strategies to address particular issues in your school.

Course programme

09.00-09.30: Coffee and registration

09.30-11.00: Session – 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 – 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 – What issues are facing us in our individual schools?   How can we tackle these issues?

15.30: Close

Course presenter

Catherine Owen (CGeog), Head of Geography, The King Alfred School, Somerset

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Contact the GA's Events Manager Lucy Oxley (0114 296 0088) who will be happy to help.

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