Curriculum CPD – History & Geography OPTION 1: Early Years

(Curriculum CPD Programme 2022-23)
Delegate price £180.00
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Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth
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Curriculum CPD – History & Geography

Introducing Geography and History in the Early Years Led by David Weatherly & Sheena Wright

The Early Years Foundation Stage reforms to the Understanding the World educational programme, together with the new Past and Present and People, Culture and Communities Early Learning Goals have accentuated the need to establish strong and identifiable Geography and History provision at the foundation stage.  The day will provide timely and valuable support for EYFS and Geography and History leads and members of SMT seeking to clarify their understanding and manage the implementation of the revised learning and development and assessment requirements for Geography and History in the EYFS.

Key Objectives – all colleagues will leave the day:

  • Understanding the major concepts and skills that underpin Geography and History teaching and learning and how these help children make sense of the world at the foundation stage.
  • Able to plan progression in geographical and historical knowledge, understanding and subject vocabulary.
  • Knowing how to ensure curriculum continuity, sequencing, and development with Key Stage 1 and across mixed aged classes.
  • Recognising how the Characteristics of Effective Learning and links to other areas of learning can be key drivers in developing geographical and historical enquiry at the foundation stage.
  • Having reviewed examples of learning enquiries using artefacts, storytelling, talk, visits, role play and primary sources to develop a child’s temporal and spatial awareness.
  • With an extensive range of CPD materials to support the development of effective practice amongst colleagues in their own schools and settings.

Subscribing schools please note: This year we have 2 options for History & Geography (click here for details of option 2). Each option is classed as 1 event, so if a school chooses to attend both options, this would class as 2 of the 4 free places within their Curriculum CPD subscription.

DATE: Monday 7th March 2022

TIME: 09:30-15:30

VENUE: Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2LG (Please check venue website for travel information:

COST: £180 per person


Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance Curriculum CPD Offer have FOUR FREE place on any of the TEN courses within the subscription. 

Costs will be incurred for schools that do not subscribe. Please see our terms for further details.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

David Weatherly

David Weatherly is a School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher with an international reputation as an inspiring trainer. Whether working in schools or at CPD events he always models practical and achievable approaches to improving engagement and outcomes of pupils.

He is author of the award winning Primary Connected Geography and Primary Connected History schemes published by Harper Collins and he teaches at all stages of learning regularly.

David will be joined by EYFS Education Consultant and School Improvement Adviser Sheena Wright, who will be co-facilitating this session. Sheena is a former local authority Early Years Lead Adviser with over twenty years of successful teaching experience across the full primary age range.


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