Leading History in an Independent School

HA Primary Subject Leader Area

By Stuart Boydell, CTHist, published 19th December 2019

In this piece Stuart explores some of the key considerations when leading history in an independent school, including the potential benefits and drawbacks of forging links with other schools, how you can use history to enrich the curriculum in the school, improving the level of CPD in your school, and preparing for the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI).

Stuart Boydell has been a teacher since 2001 and has led history in state, independent and international schools. He has been published in a number of publications and journals, is a member of the Royal Historical Society and thoroughly enjoys being a member of the Historical Association. He led his school to a gold level award for the Historical Association Quality Mark and was part of the pilot scheme for the HA Chartered History Teacher programme. As a member of the Primary Committee he looks forward to helping other primary/prep school history teachers provide the highest standard of history teaching & learning in their schools.

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