Consultancy services

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Expert support and guidance for your school, project, or organization

The Geographical Association maintains a national register of over 50 consultants, each of them expert in specialist fields such as subject leadership, raising attainment at GCSE and A level, curriculum development, and design, assessment or GIS, and fieldwork.

They provide a wide range of support and guidance to schools, projects, and organizations that need bespoke and expert geography input.

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GA membership provides specialist support, expert advice and resources for geography teaching

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Whatever your request, we can help!

After an initial conversation with our Senior Administrator Julie Beattie to discuss your needs, our team will match you with a consultant.

Each year we work with over 1,000 Primary and Secondary teachers, leaders and organisations on their geography provision. Recent examples of the range and scope of support that we have provided include:

  • facilitating geography network meetings for local authorities and multi-academy trusts in Shropshire, Birmingham, Sheffield and Leeds
  • leading professional development for Primary geography co-ordinators and trainees
  • quality assurance of geography departments
  • developing teaching resources for organisations including CILT, the DRY project and the Environment Agency

Consultancy case studies

A Consultant to the GA can visit your school or organisation or provide support virtually depending on your specific requirements. They can provide full, half day and twilight sessions focusing on a specific issue all the way through to a series of visits or substantial curriculum projects.

Why choose GA Consultancy?

Highly recommended – Feedback from schools and organisations is overwhelmingly positive and 83% of teachers and school leaders who have experienced GA consultancy would highly recommend it. With hundreds of consultancy bookings over the last few years, that’s thousands of very satisfied customers!

Cost effective – Consultants can come to you and work with groups of staff, reducing school travel expenses and supply cover costs. GA members will also enjoy a significant discount on our already competitive prices.

Quality assured – All of our prospective consultants go through a robust, two-stage process where they demonstrate their credentials and areas of expertise. Once approved, they are added to the national register, go through an induction process and are given access to a range of tools to support their work.

Bespoke and tailored to your needs – curriculum development, raising attainment, accurate assessment…tell us what you need help with and we’ll do the rest.

Raise a Consultancy request enquiry

1. If your school/organization already has a GA membership:
  • Visit the Login page
  • Enter your login details and tick ‘Login as school/organization’.
  • Once in, visit the Consultancy tab and click the ‘New’ button to start your request.
2. If you’re already registered with the GA but are not linked with a ny school/organisation:
  • Visit the Login page
  • Enter your details and login
  • On your dashboard, click ‘My Profile’ and click the ‘Change’ button
  • At the bottom of the page click ‘Change’ and add an organisation
  • Click ‘Update my details’, then logout
  • Now login using method 1 above.
3. If you’re new to the GA and do not have a login:
  • Visit the Register page
  • Register yourself and your organisation by ticking the checkbox ‘I am associated with an School/Institution/Organisation’
  • Go into your email and validate your email address via the link provided by the GA
  • You will be taken to your ‘Dashboard’, where you logout
  • Now login using method 1 above.

Consultancy contact: Julie Beattie – GA administrator