Iain Freeland HMI, Ofsted’s subject lead for geography, has posted a blog Geography in outstanding primary schools in which he outlines the findings from the subject inspection of geography in 23 outstanding primary schools. This is how it begins:

“Studying geography is so important for children, regardless of their age or stage of learning. Geography helps them to make sense of the world around them and piques their curiosity in places and people. Done well, it engages pupils in their world, often spurring them into action, and is fun! Between January and March 2020, we carried out 23 geography subject inspections of primary schools. The schools were selected at random from schools that were graded as outstanding at their most recent inspection. These inspections were carried out to: [i] develop further our understanding of the primary curriculum; [ii] better understand strong curriculum management in primary leadership; and [iii] identify good practice at subject level. …”

The rest of the post can be read here.

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