CPD Guides

The HA offers a number of static online CPD guides that can be accessed by members at any time and worked through at your own pace. If you are a new teacher, returning teacher or a subject coordinator looking at supporting and developing history in your school, why not try our static CPD guides that provide classic support to help you develop subject knowledge and expertise.  

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  • Leading and managing primary history

    Multipage Article

    Primary history does not just happen.  It needs to be planned for, resourced, delivered and monitored.  Most schools ask a colleague to act as co-ordinator or subject leader for history.  In reality, most teachers will be required to take on some form of subject leadership role and many of those...

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  • Chronology

    Multipage Article

    Learning about the complex concept of chronology is often considered very challenging for young children, yet this understanding underpins children's developing sense of period, as well as key concepts such as change and causation. It is a challenging concept to teach because of its abstract nature and children's many misconceptions...

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  • History in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1

    Multipage Article

    Much has been written about the benefits of teaching history in the primary school.  A sense of history provides identity. Understanding history improves our decision-making and judgment. History shows us models of good and responsible citizenship and ways in which to recognize change and societal development. However, for the youngest...

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  • New Initiatives Affecting Primary History

    Multipage Article

    This unit is concerned with some of the most recent initiatives and how the knowledge management aspect might best be addressed.  It recognises that change in the children's agenda is constant.   N.B. This unit was produced before the new curriculum and therefore while much of the advice is still useful,...

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  • Victorian Britain and the Victorian World

    Multipage Article

    This E-CPD unit has a number of possible focuses within the broader topic of Victorian Britain and the wider Victorian world.  This follows a pattern that is strong within the structures of the School History Project.  Each sub-topic needs to mirror what is best in history education at primary level, including...

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