Subject leaders: The importance of subject knowledge

Primary History feature

By Stuart Tiffany and Karin Doull, published 11th November 2019

Developing detailed knowledge across the curriculum

By now, we should be used to hearing the term ‘knowledge-rich curriculum’ as this has been a focus of the government for some time now. The new Ofsted inspection framework mentions the expectation to ‘develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum’ several times within intent, implementation and impact sections. There is also an anticipation that we, as teachers, must ensure that our subject knowledge is sufficient enough. We should also be able to explain why it’s actually very important to enable children to fully understand the nuances of history and why it’s such a brilliant subject to learn about...

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