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About

The London Geography Alliance was established in 2014 with support from the London Schools Excellence Fund. This fund aims to support the development of teacher’s subject knowledge and pedagogy with a view to enhancing the teaching of subjects in London schools.

The Alliance consists of UCL Institute of Education, UCL Department of Geography, King’s College Department of Geography, Queen Mary University London School of Geography and participating London primary and secondary schools.

The London Geography Alliance aims to:

  • Engage teachers in an on-going relationship with the discipline such that they deepen and build their geographical knowledge about how the world is changing.
  • Bridge the divide between schools and universities so that new knowledge and ideas are made available for teachers to use and lecturers have a better understanding of geography teaching in schools.
  • Provide a network of subject-based support for primary and secondary teachers to share ideas and resources.
  • Develop new schemes of work and resources geared towards meeting the demands of the new national curriculum, GCSEs and A Level.

What we do:

  • The LGA organises workshops and fieldtrips focused on particular areas of the geography curriculum, identified by teachers as areas in which they would like support. Led by university lecturers, education specialists and teachers, workshops/fieldtrips aim to engage teachers in discussion about new ideas and ways of approaching aspect of geography. This is done through a combination of lectures, discussion and practical activities in which teachers play an active role in identifying curricular priorities and what is possible in the classroom context.
  • We also organise workshops to support teachers’ planning and implementation of the curriculum.
  • Workshops and fieldtrips contribute towards teacher Continuing Professional Development.
  • If your department would like support with a particular area of the geography curriculum or you have an idea for a workshop feel free to contact the LGA with your request.
  • If you would like to become a member of the LGA and participate in future workshops please contact us.

Tessa Willy – Director of London Geography Alliance (primary schools)

Dr Alex Standish – Director of London Geography Alliance (secondary schools)