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About the Champions

The Primary Geography Champions are a group of enthusiastic and passionate geographers recruited as part of the Action Plan for Geography to work with and support primary teachers around the country. More than 2000 teachers have engaged with the project and it has left a legacy of lasting networks.

To date we have an impressive list of 50 Champions around the country including the latest appointments made in 2011. Our Champions are a mix of (mostly) teachers, educators in ITE and LA and independent advisors.

They also include the well known author Anita Ganeri who wrote the Horrible Geography series of books and the explorer and author Alastair Humphreys - you can read an interview with Alastair in the Autumn 2010 issue of Primary Geography. We are also lucky to have recruited Professor Iain Stewart as an honorary Primary Geography Champion. All of them are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and confident geographers of course!

PRESS RELEASE: Primary Geography Teaching Boosted by Famous Champions (01.11.10)

Local support and networking

Although the funding for this project ended in 2011, many of our Champions are continuing to support their local networks and are providing inspirational local leadership. The GA is continuing to fund the Primary Geography Champions Ning as a resource for primary teachers. Why not come along and join us?

Visit the Primary Geography Champions Ning to meet our Champs, find out about networking activities taking place in your area, and interact with other teachers across the UK. Although registration is required, this is free and only takes a few seconds.

Find out more about the Champs Ning in the GA Magazine article 'Geography Champions - a glimpse behind the Ning' (PDF).

You may also be interested in joining the Early Years and Primary Practitioners group on the main Geographical Association Ning.

Local and regional events

Our Primary Champions regularly hold CPD events and offer free network meetings in their local areas - visit the Primary Geography Champions Ning for up to date listings.

Map of Champions

Click the Google Map below for the locations and contact details of all Champs.


View Geography Champion Network in a larger map

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3 Comments

GA Member

16:57 - 22/11/12

Hi,
Would anyone be able to help me with getting started with the PQGM. Where do you start? We are registered. Is there a form to fill in about how to present everything? I realise I can start gathering evidence about the geography in my school but not sure where to go next. I would appreciate any advice.
Thanks,
Dawn

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Julie Beattie GA

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09:27 - 23/11/12

Hi Dawn
Please log onto the PGQM VLE http://pgqm.geography.org.uk where you will find lots of guidance notes and examples of how other schools have proceeded, also, all the documentation that you require i.e. self evaulation framework etc are there for you to download. If you would like me to put you in touch with a PGQM mentor I can do that for you too. Please get in touch if you need futher support [email protected] Julie

GA Member

06:04 - 01/05/13

Hi Julie,
This is Stephanie from Oakington Manor. Could you please out me in touch with a PGQM mentor?

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