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  • Save on HA Membership – join with other schools in your MAT

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    At the HA, we know that budgets are tight and being able to afford access to the best CPD, guidance and support is increasingly difficult. We are here to help. If you are part of a Multi-Academy Trust or federation, you can save money on your HA membership: If 5 or more...

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  • Save on HA Membership – join with other schools in your MAT

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    At the HA, we know that budgets are tight and being able to afford access to the best CPD, guidance and support is increasingly difficult. We are here to help. If you are part of a Multi-Academy Trust or federation, you can save money on your HA membership: If 5 or more...

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  • Imagining History: creative fieldwork for young historical writers

    6th June 2019

    The Imagining History Programme of The Young Walter Scott Prize offers immersive and site-specific workshops for young historians exploring the human aspects of history, and young writers exploring history as a source for inspiration. Open to students of secondary school age in groups of 15 (give or take). The 2019 programme will...

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  • Save the date: Midlands History Forum

    5th June 2019

    The next Midlands History Forum entitled ‘History: see it, live it, learn it’ will take place on Saturday 19 October 2019 at the Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ. The advert and details will be available by early July.

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  • Professional Tour for British Teachers of History

    5th June 2019

    The German Embassy London invites applications from British teachers of history for the 'History Teacher Tour' - a week-long professional trip to Berlin funded by the German Foreign Office. This year's History Teacher Tour will take place from 20-26 October 2019. The tour aims at giving participants a wide-ranging impression...

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  • Remembering D-Day: 75 years on

    3rd June 2019

    This month it will be the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. That courageous and astounding action was one of the key turning points that led to the end of the Second World War and the defeat of Nazism. The further in time we move from that day...

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  • HA Conference Round-up 2019

    3rd June 2019

    We knew the line-up of speakers was good, we knew that the historic city of Chester was a great choice, we knew the hotel would be welcoming, we knew we were going to cover around 2,000 years’ worth of history from the Romans to the current day in two days...

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  • World Oceans Day, 8 June

    3rd June 2019

    The world’s ocean – its temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drives the global systems that make the our planet habitable for us. But the ocean is under threat from overfishing, pollution, climate change and acidification. Without change, there is a risk there will be more plastic than fish in...

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  • Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

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    Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning is an international programme supporting teaching and learning about global issues, running from 2018 to 2020. It is funded by UK Government with the British Council, in partnership with the Geographical Association. Historical Association and several other Subject Associations are involved too. The new programme...

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  • Call for Applications: Editorial Fellowship at History

    23rd May 2019

    History are seeking to appoint an Editorial Fellow to assist in the foundation and running of the dedicated History pages of the Historical Association’s website, social media channels and podcasts.  This fellowship, supported by an honorarium of £2000pa, is intended to enable the successful candidate to develop their own online...

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  • Historian 141: Out now

    22nd May 2019

    Read The Historian 141 The intention for this edition of The Historian was to raise the profile of local history by exploring some new approaches, or at least some new emphases. You will find that these include my attempt to expand from my original conditioning, as an ‘adherent’ of W.G...

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  • Schools History Project Conference 2019

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    Do you want to provide an ambitious and coherent Key Stage 3 Curriculum for your pupils? Are you determined to ensure that all your GCSE history students enjoy history and do well in their exams?     Do you want to experience inspiring subject-specific CPD? Then don’t miss the 31st SHP...

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  • Why subject must be at the heart of teachers' early career framework

    20th May 2019

    Dear Sir, We were collectively pleased to note the emphasis that has been given to good subject knowledge within the Government's Recruitment and Retention strategy and in the accompanying Early Career Framework. We wholeheartedly agree that developing teachers’ subject knowledge early in their career is essential for developing their expertise as quickly...

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  • Primary Teachers – your views matter

    15th May 2019

    Being consulted, being heard, being taken seriously all play an important part in being a respected professional and at the Historical Association we take that respect personally. That is why we run a biennial survey specifically for Primary teachers and educators to find out more about the issues directly relevant...

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  • Young Quills 2019 shortlist

    10th May 2019

    Books, books, books – we’ve been surrounded by books in the HA office and what is more, we’ve been relying on other people to tell us about them. Yes, it’s been Young Quills reviewing time. From the start of this year pupils and students around the country have been delving...

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  • Young Quills 2019 shortlist

    10th May 2019

    Books, books, books – we’ve been surrounded by books in the HA office and what is more, we’ve been relying on other people to tell us about them. Yes, it’s been Young Quills reviewing time. From the start of this year pupils and students around the country have been delving...

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  • Teacher workshop: enhance your knowledge of early Tudor History

    1st May 2019

    The Tudor Chamber Books project are looking for teachers to champion and promote the new fully-searchable, digitised edition of the Chamber Books of Henry VII and Henry VIII. The editions are available in both original and modernised language to facilitate a classroom-based exploration of the subject. The National Archives, Kew,...

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  • Ramadan Mubarak

    1st May 2019

    “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained.” Over the next few weeks millions of people around the world will be spending from dawn to dusk abstaining from food and drink. Despite this...

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  • Ofsted consultation – the HA response

    30th April 2019

    It is important that Ofsted responds to teachers' and schools' concerns and thoughts and updates its procedures. That is a key reason why we have been happy to draw together the thoughts of the history teaching community to the recent Ofsted public consultation. Much of what they are proposing to...

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  • Local History Month 2019

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    May is Local History Month, a time to celebrate the stories and heritage of the past that is all around us. So much of history is often discussed through big events and on a national scale – kings, queens and prime ministers – which can often make it seem distant...

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