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Strategic partnerships

strategic partnerships - Steve Brace at Conference 2024

Discover the World Education

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On 1 November 2016, the Geographical Association became strategic partners with Discover the World Education (DTWE), a leading provider of international field studies visits.

The aim of the partnership is to make the benefits of international school visits more accessible to geography students, both inside and outside the classroom. Together we will achieve this by:

  • offering opportunities to experience the learning and personal development benefits of international field study trips to geography students and teachers who, through challenging circumstances or lack of opportunity, have not previously undertaken such a trip
  • helping participating geography students and teachers make the most of their international field study experiences, through high-quality preparation, itineraries, resources and support
  • sharing the outcomes and experiences of international field studies with a wider audience of geography students and teachers.


Visit the Discover the World Education website.


Environment Agency

On 15 September 2021, the Geographical Association became strategic partners with the Environmental Agency (EA), in support of their shared ambition to create a nation resilient to the impacts of climate change.

The partnership will help children and young people understand contemporary environmental issues and how they can be managed, by creating open access classroom resources on environmental change, aligned with the national curriculum and qualifications for geography. The partnership will also enable collaborations between schools and Environment Agency staff, supporting equal opportunities for young people looking for a career in the water and environmental sectors.

Visit the Environmental Agency (EA) website


Field Studies Council

The Field Studies Council (FSC) is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment. The GA has enjoyed a strategic partnership with the Field Studies Council since 2010 and was involved in its establishment over 70 years ago.

The goals of our partnership are to:

  • promote geography and fieldwork within geography, increasing the quality of implementation of geography and in particular fieldwork
  • make the case for geography and fieldwork with policy makers
  • develop joint or complementary approaches to providing quality educational resources and professional development to support geography fieldwork.


Visit the Field Studies Council website.


Ordnance Survey

The Ordnance Survey (OS) is Great Britain’s mapping agency. OS provides mapping which informs, guides and inspires. The GA has enjoyed a strategic partnership with the OS since 2010, but its collaborative relationship with the Survey stretches back to a 1903 agreement (download GA chronology) to supply schools with maps at educational rates.

The OS supports the GA to carry out its work and charitable aims in support of geography education, whilst the GA provides opportunities for the OS to work closely with the GA, with teachers and other educational professionals – for example through the provision of continuing professional development in the use of maps and mapping.

Visit the Ordnance Survey website.


Collaborating with the GA

The GA’s strategic partnerships enhance environmental thinking and global knowledge, widen the engagement of partner organisations with schools and young people and are a powerful expression of corporate social responsibility.

For more information on how your organisation can work with the GA, contact Finance and Operations Manager, Alex Forsyth.

Become a member

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Geography Quality Marks

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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