Webinar series: Deep dive with confidence

HA webinar series for current and aspiring primary history subject leaders

This series of webinars will address the implications of the July 2023 Ofsted subject report for primary history and support you to more confidently prepare for an Ofsted deep dive in primary history. Following consideration of the subject report, the sessions will be broken up into the three main elements of a deep dive and focus on considerations that history teachers could focus on in preparing for an Ofsted visit in their subject.

Learning outcomes

In this webinar series, you will:

  • Build an understanding of the main findings from the new Ofsted history subject report and implications for primary history
  • Build knowledge and confidence in preparing for a deep dive in your primary history curriculum and provision


For all webinars we recommend watching live in order to interact with the presenter, but if you are unable to participate live then a recording link will be made available to all registered delegates within 2 working days. If you have missed a session, a recording can be accessed later by making a block booking using the form below.

Session 1: What does the new Ofsted subject report tell us about history in primary schools?
Monday 5 February 2024, 4pm–5pm

This webinar will explore the key statements from Ofsted’s most recent subject report. This will include an oversight of the findings on primary history around curriculum design, pedagogy, and assessment. The session will also highlight some of the good practice witnessed from the report and include some considerations for history subject leaders about their next steps.

Session 2: Ideas for building your history intent in primary history
Wednesday 21 February 2024, 4pm–5pm

This webinar will explore the importance of thinking about how broad and balanced your curriculum is, including how your curriculum is sequenced in terms of substantive and disciplinary knowledge so it becomes a progression model for your pupils. This links to Ofsted’s report about planning for progression in disciplinary and substantive knowledge so teachers have confidence with emphasising important content so pupils learn and remember more.

Session 3: Ideas for building your history implementation in primary history
Monday 11 March 2024, 4pm–5pm

This webinar will look at ways to maximise how teachers have good subject knowledge about the topics they teach. The course will also consider methods of assessment in primary history that are beneficial for both the teacher and the pupil.

Session 4: Ideas for measuring impact in history in primary history
Tuesday 19 March 2024, 4pm–5pm

This webinar will consider ways you can measure the impact of your curriculum, and ensure your pupils are ready for the next stage of their education. This is not just about gathering data, but also how tasks teachers set allow pupils to get to destinations for meeting the intent of your primary curriculum.

How to book

Book multiple webinars

If you wish to make a block booking of multiple webinars, please complete the form below to make a booking and request an invoice. 

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

Number of webinars booked

HA Member ticket

Non-member ticket

1 webinar



4 webinars



Book a single webinar (live)

If you wish to book just one webinar before it has taken place, you must book online using the links below; we are unable to process invoices for single bookings. Please note that webinars booked as a one-off online are subject to additional booking fees.

Book a recording

If you have missed a session, a recording can be accessed using the form above. You will be emailed an invoice for the cost of the recording(s) and a time-limited link to access the webinar recording on Zoom. 

All webinars in this series are also eligible for the corporate member free recording offer, this can be used via Eventbrite or using the bulk booking form above. Please see the terms and conditions for further information.

Terms and conditions

All prices are listed inclusive of VAT. 

All Historical Association webinars are subject to the HA CPD terms and conditions. For enquiries please contact events@history.org.uk.