Ask staff to evaluate their own skills and knowledge
Download and modify our self-assessment
If you decide which geographical areas teachers will teach about, adapt the sections (highlighted in yellow) to make these more specific. If teachers decide on their own areas for study, delete these highlighted sections.
This will give you a good understanding of how confident your staff are in teaching geography, and help them reflect on their own levels of skills and knowledge.
The self-assessment covers:
- Key subject knowledge from the National Curriculum programmes of study for Key Stage (KS) 1 and KS2 geography
- More general geography teaching skills
You know your staff, pupils and your school’s context best, so add or remove sections as appropriate.
Encourage all teachers to fill it out, and meet them where they’re at
Encourage staff to respond honestly,