Leading a successful geography department

Who this course is for

Current and aspiring heads of department.

Course date and location

Birmingham - Monday 27 June 2016 (online booking closed)

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Course overview

This course will explore how geography subject leaders can maximise the impact that they have on colleagues and students whilst leading their department through a time of rapid change. You will reflect upon what you are trying to achieve, critically assess the methods you employ and plan solutions to the issues you face in your schools.


Registration fees include all course materials, refreshments and lunch.


GA Personal/Group/Concessionary Member: £175
Non-member: £290*

*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 in the context of current changes in education
  • Become more confident in developing the profile of geography both within and outside of your school
  • 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 we 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

Marketing opportunities

If your organisation would like to include an insert in the delegate packs for this event, please contact Lucy Oxley.

Have a question about this course?

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

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