Course: Getting to grips with primary history

An HA CPD course for teachers who are inexperienced or lacking in confidence in teaching primary history

About this course

This course is for primary teachers who are inexperienced in teaching primary history or who did not receive much training in order to teach primary history. You will develop your understanding of effective history teaching. The course has a strong practical focus with approaches based on recent research and a regard to national initiatives including the Ofsted education inspection framework. Every delegate will come away with a strong knowledge of the primary history curriculum and a range of ideas that can be implemented easily to have an impact. You will develop confidence to be able to go straight back into the classroom and teach effective, engaging history lessons.

Formerly Mastering primary history.

Who is this course for?

The course is for anyone who teaches history in a primary school wishing to gain greater confidence in the subject. You may be new to teaching history or didn't have much history-specific training and are looking to develop your practice, particularly in light of the focus on subject in the Ofsted education inspection framework.

Course content

This course will enable you to:

  • Know how to navigate the history curriculum effectively
  • Plan units of work that are knowledge-rich and show progress
  • Understand how to give a pertinent overview and how to teach aspects in depth
  • Maximise the potential of your local environment
  • Have a secure understanding of the skills and concepts of history
  • Make purposeful cross-curricular links
  • Be aware of a bank of locations to find the best resources

Delegates will receive practical and teacher-friendly guides to take back to school from every step of the course, a carefully-selected bank of resources that work and the opportunity to get advice geared towards their school and context.

Course leaders

The course is delivered by Stuart Tiffany (Mr T Does Primary History), a history specialist with an in-depth knowledge of current classroom experience in a wide range of settings across the primary age range. Stuart is passionate about igniting a love of history among both teachers and pupils. He believes that history can be taught in a fun and exciting way while supporting pupils in achieving depth of understanding in knowledge and skills within the subject.

How to book


HA members £205, non-members £285 (all prices are inclusive of VAT). This event is available to book online only; Cademy will charge an additional fee if payment is made by card rather than invoice.

To access the member price please provide your membership number when prompted.

Did you know it's cheaper to become a member of the HA and purchase your tickets at membership rate? You can find details of Primary membership here.

Available dates

Autumn term: Thursday 14 November, 10am–4pm

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