Available Events

In this section you'll find details of all our available CPD events for primary teachers, both online and in-person. Where these events are linked to a series, this will be linked on the page for your information.To see our regular courses and our overarching series and themes for this term, you can take a look at our What’s on section, view our at-a-glance primary CPD calendar, or all upcoming CPD events in our web calendar. 

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  • Your Primary CPD calendar Autumn 2021

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    We know that it's not easy for teachers to get out of school or have budgets to afford a plentiful supply of CPD. We know how essential your CPD is to you and that is why we have worked to provide a wide range of face to face, online learning...

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  • HA Webinar: How has crime and punishment changed from the Anglo-Saxons to the present?

    7th February 2022

    This webinar will trace the fascinating changes in crime and punishment from the Anglo-Saxons to the present day. It will show how and why the law evolved over time, moving from trial by ordeal in the Middle Ages, through punishments like execution and transportation to Australia before finally arriving at...

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  • HA Webinar: How has the monarchy changed over time?

    24th January 2022

    This webinar will show how the monarchy has changed over time and how and why real power was gradually transferred from the crown to Parliament. In particular it will feature how his barons' challenge to the absolute power of King John lead to the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215,...

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  • HA Webinar: How significant was the Spanish Armada?

    11th January 2022

    This webinar will look at the causes of Philip II of Spain’s attempted invasion of England in 1588 and how it was defeated by several factors, including Elizabeth I's commanders Lord Howard of Effingham and Sir Francis Drake, poor Spanish planning and the weather. It will show you how to...

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  • HA Webinar: How significant were the first railways?

    7th December 2021

    This webinar will explore the significance of the building of the railways in Victorian Britain. It will include both long and short term consequences such as increased speed, the unexpected advantage of carrying passengers to places like the seaside as well as the ability to transport freight and the creation...

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  • Practical approaches to teaching primary history (Birmingham)

    3rd December 2021

    In this course, discover what makes quality teaching of history by exploring how to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum through practical creative methods which can be adopted and adapted for different age groups or themes, whilst ensuring progression and challenge for all. Chris Trevor will look at how to...

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  • HA Webinar: Why was evacuation during the Second World War such a significant experience for British children?

    30th November 2021

    This webinar will outline the reasons for the evacuation of British children during the Second World War and describe its different phases between 1939 and 1945, showing by reference to first-hand evidence how varied children’s experience was from those who gained in effect a new family to those traumatised by...

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  • HA Webinar: Gypsies, Roma and Travellers through history

    29th November 2021

    This webinar will see Becky Taylor sharing her research to show just how embedded Gypsies, Roma and Travellers were in European history from their arrival in the fifteenth century to the present. Using some of her findings from the archives she demonstrates that although always at the sharp end of...

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  • Becoming an effective primary history subject leader (Manchester)

    26th November 2021

    Join us for this course in which Chris Trevor will take you on a journey through the most important elements of primary history subject leadership. You may be new to the role or established but would like to have some formal training to carry out the role more effectively, particularly...

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  • HA Meeting: Ask the committee: Diversity

    24th November 2021

    This is an opportunity to join in on discussions about what we can learn about teaching primary history, with a focus on diversity and what we could and should do now to help our pupils going forward. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, both about diversity but...

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  • HA Webinar: How did civil rights develop in Britain over time?

    17th November 2021

    This webinar will give an outline of British civil rights today making links to the teaching of citizenship and British values. It will show how these rights have evolved over time starting with those forced from a reluctant King John who sealed Magna Carta in 1215 and building up over...

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  • HA Online Course: Practical approaches to teaching primary history

    16th November 2021

    In this two-part online course, discover what makes quality teaching of history by exploring how to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum through practical creative methods which can be adopted and adapted for different age groups or themes, whilst ensuring progression and challenge for all. Chris Trevor will look at...

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  • An introduction to mastering primary history (London)

    12th November 2021

    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...

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  • HA Webinar: Making the most of your primary membership

    21st October 2021

    Are you new to HA primary membership and not sure where to start? Or been a member for a while and want to make sure that you're using your membership to its full potential? In this termly webinar, our Membership Manager Emily Randall will be joined by members of our...

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  • HA Webinar: ‘Drawing the Line’: the 1947 Partition of India

    20th October 2021

    August 2022 marks 75 years since British India was divided at independence into two separate states: India and Pakistan (the latter including today’s Bangladesh). As with the 70th commemoration in 2017, this anniversary will trigger a great deal of collective remembering in Britain just as in South Asia itself. Freedom...

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  • Midlands History Forum

    16th October 2021

    We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers will be Tim Jenner HMI (Ofsted subject lead for history) and Dr Miranda Kaufmann (historian and author). The conference also offers a range of workshops for both primary and secondary teachers and educators - further details of these are on our...

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  • HA Webinar: West Indian Soldier

    13th October 2021

    The West India Regiments were established as part of the British Army in the 1790s. At the time, the British were engaged in the Revolutionary Wars against France and facing a military and health crisis in the Caribbean. The story of these regiments is significant for two main reasons. Firstly,...

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  • HA Online Course: Becoming an effective primary history subject leader

    7th October 2021

    Join us for this two-part online course in which Chris Trevor will take you on a journey through the most important elements of primary history subject leadership. You may be new to the role or established but would like to have some formal training to carry out the role more...

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  • HA Webinar: How have medicine and public health changed over time?

    5th October 2021

    This webinar will trace the fascinating changes in medicine and public health in Britain since 1066. It will show how medieval superstition was challenged by increasingly scientific thinking during the Renaissance which laid the foundations for the successes of modern medicine, such as the development of vaccination, antiseptics, anaesthetics and...

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  • HA Webinar: Female slave-ownership in eighteenth- and nineteenth- century Britain 

    28th September 2021

    There is a great deal of discussion at the moment about how we engage with and confront the history and legacies of slavery in twenty-first century Britain. A lot of attention has been placed on men like slave trader Edward Colston or merchant and slave-owner Robert Milligan, both of whom...

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