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The most effective professional development happens over a period of time, over several sessions and allows time for implementation and time for reflection about the thinking and ideas that it has stimulated. There are many different approaches to professional development. At the Historical Association we are continuing to develop flexible professional development opportunities to suit all budgets, needs and timescales. In this section you'll find details of all our available opportunities. This area will be regularly updated as new CPD opportunities become available, so don't forget to keep it bookmarked. 

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  • Becoming an Effective Primary History Subject Leader: new dates for 2019/2020

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    New dates released for 2019/20 Monday 7 October 2019 – London (completed)Monday 24 February 2020 – NorfolkMonday 2 March 2020 – BristolWednesday 25 March 2020 – ManchesterTuesday 9 June 2020 – London Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm Course Leader: Chris Trevor Price: HA members £150 plus VAT/fees, non-members £200 plus VAT/fees Did...

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  • Webinar: Exploring the wonders of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation

    21st April 2020

    Ancient Egypt is still a name that conjures up visions of the strange, exotic and wonderful. This rich iconic civilisation existed for over 3,000 years. It remains the most popular of the ancient civilisation options and yet the focus covered in school is often very narrow. This webinar with Karin...

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  • Webinar: Enquiry building in primary history

    31st March 2020

    This webinar will show how to plan sequences of lessons in primary history, revisiting key concepts across Key Stages One and Two. It will be led by Historical Association trustee and honorary fellow Andrew Wrenn, an experienced trainer and author who is also an assessor for the HA Quality Mark....

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  • The new Ofsted framework: supporting quality history and geography

    26th March 2020

    We are pleased to be working with the GA to offer a one-day course supporting primary subject leaders in reviewing the quality of their curricula in light of the new Ofsted framework. The course will begin by giving some background into the development of the framework and provide evidence from...

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  • Webinar: What can ambitious curriculum thinking look like in the classroom?

    25th March 2020

    With a new Ofsted focus on curriculum lots of history departments are thinking deeply about curriculum. But to what extent are they thinking ambitiously? In this webinar Will Bailey-Watson and Rich Kennett will explore what is an ambitious curriculum and how it might look in the classroom. They will use...

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  • Webinar: Assessment in history - blending evidence informed approaches with disciplinary tradition

    19th March 2020

    As we get further into curricular decisions about what we want students to know and do, it becomes increasingly important to reflect again on how we effectively assess students understanding. This webinar led by Hugh Richards will look at evidence-informed approaches to assessment across the Key Stages that increase usefulness...

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  • Webinar: The Black Death - Social and Cultural Developments in England 1348-1500

    12th March 2020

    In the 14th century an epidemic disease spread throughout Europe causing catastrophic mortality and changing the face of late medieval life in ways which could not be imagined only a few decades earlier. The effects of the Black Death in England are well-recorded in a number of sources, but along...

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  • Yorkshire History Forum: Mastering the curriculum

    4th March 2020

    Many schools are reviewing the quality and nature of their curricula in the light of both the new Ofsted framework and examination reform, but are we masters or servants of the curriculum? This Yorkshire History Forum will focus upon curriculum review as a creative opportunity; something to empower us as...

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  • Webinar: The Normans in Britain - Conquest and Settlement 1066-1087

    27th February 2020

    The year 1066 saw dramatic military success for the Normans at the Battle of Hastings and the start of a new dynasty with William I’s coronation on Christmas Day. However, the process of conquest and colonisation was a long and drawn out and did not always go smoothly. This webinar...

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  • Book Now: London History Forum

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    The London History Forum returns to the UCL Institute of Education for another evening of immersive professional development focused on curriculum thinking. With a fantastic range of primary and secondary workshops to provide you with creative ideas and to help develop your provision, this forum is not to be missed....

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  • The new Ofsted framework: supporting quality history and geography

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    The Geographical Association and Historical Association are pleased to be working together to offer a one-day course supporting primary subject leaders in reviewing the quality of their curricula in light of the new Ofsted framework. The course will begin by giving some background into the development of the framework and provide evidence...

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  • Yorkshire History Forum: Mastering the curriculum

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    "A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." Mohandas Gandhi Many schools are reviewing the quality and nature of their curricula in the light of both the new Ofsted framework and examination reform, but are we masters or...

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  • An Introduction to Mastering Primary History

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    London, Friday 3 July 2020, 10.00am–4.00pm Price: HA members £150 plus VAT/fees, non-members £200 plus VAT/fees Did you know it's cheaper to become an individual member of the HA and purchase your tickets at membership rate? You can find details of Primary membership here. This course for early career primary teachers...

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  • Practical Approaches to teaching Primary History: new dates for 2019/20

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    New dates released for 2019/20 Monday 13 January 2020 – BirminghamMonday 8 June 2020 – LondonFriday 12 June 2020 – ManchesterMonday 22 June 2020 – Bristol Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm Course Leader: Chris Trevor Price: HA members £150 plus VAT, non-members £200 plus VAT. Special discounted rates are available for those...

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  • Your HA Webinar Calendar 2020

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    You told us in our member surveys that you wanted more webinars and we listened! We know that it's not easy for teachers to get out of school or have budgets to afford a plentiful supply of CPD. We also know how hard it is to find good subject-specific CPD...

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  • CPD: Developing Exceptional History in Schools

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    Start date: All year round. Who is this course for? Heads and aspiring heads of history, primary history coordinators, secondary and primary history Quality Mark schools and subject leaders. This course will help you to provide positive development to the history provision in your school. Whether you're looking for inspiration...

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