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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: Making Sense of the Stone Age to Iron Age

    4th February 2020

    Focusing on the Stone Age to Iron Age, this webinar will explore how careful choice of content in one subject can extend what your pupils will achieve in another. It will offer some practical suggestions on how you might combine a history study with geography into a meaningful scheme of...

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  • Webinar: Writing the New Deal: the search for a useable past

    12th December 2019

    It has been argued that Americans disproportionately tend to see the past in terms of the present. In few areas has this been more true than the New Deal since its imprint on the daily lives of ordinary Americans has been so long lasting. HA President Tony Badger's 50 years...

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  • Webinar: Developing your Curriculum - One Year into a Three-Year Journey

    4th December 2019

    Rich Kennett and his team at Redland Green School in Bristol began completely renewing their Key Stage 3 curriculum a year ago. Their intention was to replace the hotchpotch of old units with something coherent and challenging. All their old enquiries were thrown out and the team set out to...

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  • Webinar: Making Sense of the Vikings

    26th November 2019

    Focusing on the Viking world, this webinar will explore how careful choice of content in one subject can extend what your pupils will achieve in another. It will offer some practical suggestions on how you might combine a Key Stage 2 History study of the Vikings with the geography of...

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  • Book Now: North West History Forum

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    We are delighted to announce the development of a new North West History Forum in partnership with Liverpool Hope University. The inaugural event in January will focus on the theme of curriculum evolution and will examine new ways to think about and develop our curricula in the current climate. It...

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  • An Introduction to Mastering Primary History

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    Leeds, Monday 20 January 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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  • London History Forum: Curriculum evolution

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    This autumn's London History Forum focuses on the theme of curriculum evolution and will examine new ways to think about and develop our curricula. It will feature a keynote from Michael Riley in addition to a fantastic range of primary and secondary workshops sharing different schools' experiences of curriculum architecture and design,...

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  • Book now: Victoria and India: Woman and Empress

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    In partnership with Historic Royal Palaces, the Historical Association are delighted to announce this event for primary and secondary teachers delving into the life of Queen Victoria. Discover the private woman behind the crown and her journey from a girl of 18 to the grandmother of Europe. This event will focus particularly on...

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  • HA Webinar series: developing your history department

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    Research from the Historical Association’s annual survey highlights the extent to which GCSEs are dominating approaches to history teaching from Years 7 to 11. • 86% regard the new GCSE specifications as inappropriate for students with low levels of prior attainment or with EAL.• 84% of schools are seriously concerned about...

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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 2019

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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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