Primary Geography
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Welcome to the Primary Geography Teacher Educator Subject Network.

This resource bank will be regularly updated with links to support your subject knowledge of primary geography.

Please get in touch if you have any suggestions for additional resources to share with our network.

Resources to help you to plan and teach fieldwork

GeogLive!  Fieldwork webinars

Focus on fieldwork

Fieldwork 2

Geographical Association

Royal Geographical Society

Ordnance Survey

Digimap for schools 


Other useful websites:

Primary geography blogs:

Recommended Reading:

  • Catling, S. and Willy, T. (2018) Understanding and Teaching Primary Geography. London: Sage.
  • Tanner, J. (2021) ‘Progression in geographical fieldwork experiences’, Primary Geography, 104, pp13-17.
  • Willy, T. (ed) (2019) Leading Primary Geography: The essential handbook for all teachers. Geographical Association: Sheffield

Additional texts:

  • Barlow, A. and Whitehouse, S. (2019) Mastering Primary Geography. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Dolan, A. (2019) Powerful Primary Geography: A toolkit for 21st century Learning. Abingdon: Routledge
  • Pike, S. (2016) Learning Primary Geography: Ideas and Inspirations from Classrooms. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Scoffham, S. (ed) (2013) Teaching Geography Creatively. Abingdon: Routledge
  • Scoffham, S. and Owens, P. (2017) Teaching Primary Geography. London: Bloomsbury


  • “Geography in outstanding primary schools” has been published on the Ofsted blog: schools, early years, further education and skills. Iain Freeland HMI, Ofsted’s subject lead for geography, discusses our geography subject inspections.


The Geographical Association’s National Festival of Fieldwork is designed to provide a focal point to encourage teachers to take their classes outside in the month of June, whether in the school grounds, the local area or further afield. This is a great opportunity for trainee teachers to plan and teach some fieldwork supported by their mentor.

Julia Mackintosh, the NASBTT Associate Consultant for primary geography, has created a short (18 min) presentation focused on how planning and teaching fieldwork can help trainees to understand more about the discipline of geography and to support trainees and their mentors to co-plan and teach fieldwork. It also provides links to a range of free online resources.

Resources to help you to plan and teach fieldwork

GeogLive!  Fieldwork webinars

Focus on fieldwork

Fieldwork 2

GeogLive! Webinars from the Geographical Association to support teachers, subject leads and teacher educators:

GA Primary/Early Years Committee GeogLive! Webinar

GA Primary /Early Years Committee GeogLive! Webinar 2: Focus on Fieldwork

Ideas to support geography and cross-curricular teaching using Digimap for Schools:

Developing subject knowledge of maps skills from the Royal Geographical Society:  

Subject report series: music – 21st September 2023

Ofsted: 7 key findings from its geography subject report

Research review series: geography (2021) - A review of research into factors that influence the quality of geography education in schools in England. A PDF Copy is available here.

Ofsted Blog: Geography in outstanding primary schools (2021)

Poster summarising the geography research review

Geography: learning to make a world of difference (2011) - Ofsted survey report evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of geography in schools and assessing the challenges it faces.


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