Course: Mastering primary history

HA CPD course for early career teachers

About this course

This course for early career primary teachers 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 new Ofsted education inspection framework. Every delegate will come away with a range of ideas that can be implemented easily to have an impact in every history curriculum. They will develop confidence to be able to go straight back into the classroom and teach effective, engaging history lessons.

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 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 that work

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 Bev Forrest and Stuart Tiffany, both history specialists with an in-depth knowledge of current classroom experience in a wide range of settings across the primary age range. They are passionate about igniting a love of history among both teachers and pupils. They believe history can be taught in a fun and exciting way while supporting pupils in achieving depth and mastery within the subject.

How to book

Please note that under the current circumstances, any face-to-face dates for this course are provisional and subject to review. 


Price: HA members £180, non-members £240. Prices are inclusive of VAT and are subject to online booking fees from Eventbrite.

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

Online: Part 1 - 1 February, 1.30–4pm; Part 2 - 10 February, 1.30–4pm

Manchester: 23 March, 10am–4.30pm

For any enquiries please contact events@history.org.uk