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Primary Geography Editorial Board

As per all the GA’s Committees and Special Interest Groups, the Primary Geography Editorial Board is a sub-committee of the Education Group and subject to the statutes and standing orders of the GA. Its terms of reference state that the Board exists to support GA members by:

  • keeping members informed of progress and developments in all aspects of teaching and learning in Early Years and primary geography through the content of the journal
  • maintaining the quality and relevance of the journal
  • commissioning content for three issues of the journal per year
  • appointing an Editor (or Editors) from the Board for each issue of the journal.

The Chair of the Board is invited to the meetings of the Education Group, providing a valuable link between the Board and the wider GA.

The Editorial Board currently comprises:

  • Dr Tessa Willy (Chair), Deputy Lead Primary PGCE, IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society
  • Ben Ballin, Freelance Educationalist, Birmingham
  • Simon Collis, Curriculum Lead, Emmaus Primary School, Sheffield
  • Arthur Kelly, Senior Lecturer, University of Chester
  • Richard Hatwood, Head teacher, All Saints School, Gresford, and Trustee of the GA
  • Dr Paula Owens, Primary Champion and Consultant to the GA, Kent
  • Stephen Pickering, Lecturer, University of Bristol, and Associate Lecturer, University of Worcester
  • Steve Rawlinson, Former GA President 2015–2016
  • Jane Whittle, Principal, GIS The International School of Monza
  • Dr Sharon Witt, Independent consultant and Co-Director, Attention2Place

Corresponding Members: Lauren Mills, Dr Margaret Mackintosh, Dr Richard Greenwood

Supporting the Board are:

  • a GA Production Editor/staff contact and freelance professionals for copy-editing, design and typesetting and cartography/illustrations.

For enquiries regarding the Primary Geography Editorial Board please contact Anna Grandfield (GA Senior Production Editor).

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