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Independent Schools Special Interest Group


Co-Chair: Alice Mollison

Secretary: Rachel McCulloch

IAPS representative: Paul Baker

X (formerly Twitter): @GA_ISSIG

Our aims

The Independent Schools Special Interest Group (ISSIG) represents the interests of geography teachers in independent senior and junior schools within the GA and we aim to increase collaboration across different types of independent schools.

What we do

Our members are geography teachers, both active and retired, from a range of independent day, boarding, single sex and co-educational senior and junior schools. We collaborate to share best practice in teaching and learning, for instance, embedding diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and discuss ideas for delivering the curriculum across the different exam boards that are studied at GCSE and A level/IB, as well as Common Entrance. We also discuss opportunities for professional development, fieldwork and enrichment.

The ISSIG Committee 2022/23

  • Rob Morris (Co-Chair) (Retired)
  • Alice Mollison (Co-Chair) (Croydon High)
  • Paul Baker (IAPS)
  • Chris Battarbee (Tonbridge)
  • Alex Boulton (Canford)
  • Anne Marie Grant (St Johns)
  • Andy Jennings (Eton)
  • Ewan Laurie (Guildford High)
  • Cori Low (Alleyn’s)
  • Rachel McCulloch (Kingston Grammar)
  • Peter Price (Charterhouse)
  • James Riley (The Perse School)
  • Chloe Whittle (St Albans)

Become a member

GA membership provides specialist support and expert advice for geography teaching

Geography Quality Marks

Register for the 2025 Quality Mark before 31 July and receive a 20% discount off your fee

Geographical model making competition

Encourage your pupils to get involved and explore their creativity and geographical knowledge by creating a 3D model. Entries close 31 July 2024