London History Forum: History for All


History for All: pathways to overcoming challenges

Wednesday 28 March 2018 | Tower of London

With a crowded curriculum, in primary schools sometimes history finds itself competing for both budget and curriculum space. Meanwhile in secondary schools, new GCSE and A-level specifications, performance measures and EBacc all provide challenges to meet.

This London History Forum will focus on some of the key issues relating to primary history and GCSE/A-level that you have expressed to us in our surveys, and will provide practical ideas and support to help you to deliver and get the best from your pupils, whatever challenges you face. In addition to led workshop sessions from trusted teachers and trainers, we also know that you can be your best collective resource. There will be a chance for participants to share good ideas and resources, so please come armed with something to share, such as a quick PowerPoint idea or a handout.

We are busy finalising the programme and will update with new information as sessions are confirmed. However, these sessions are usually popular, so if you want to be sure of a place, you can book your place now using the Eventbrite link below. If you have any questions, please contact the Historical Association's Education and Events Officer, Maheema Chanrai, at


3.30-5.00pm: FREE opportunity to explore the Tower of London (usual cost £28)

5.00-5.20pm: Refreshments and networking

5.20-5.50pm: Keynote (TBC)

5.50-6.40pm: Workshop 1

Primary: Helen Crawford: No history budget? Getting the most out of a single image

Secondary: Paige Richardson: Supporting lower attaining or disengaged students at GCSE (Title TBC)

6.40-7.10pm: Comfort break and TeachMeet speed support

Five-minute slots to share ideas with others. Please have a handout or powerpoint ready to share. This session will take place in separate primary and secondary groupings.

7.10-8.00pm: Workshop 2

Primary: Rosie Edser, National Literacy Trust

Secondary:  (TBC)