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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  • Survive and Thrive as a Primary History Trainee and NQT

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    As a primary trainee or NQT, you might be faced with a situation in which you are expected to teach history having received little or no subject specific training. Our new guide Survive and Thrive as a Primary History Trainee and NQT has been written by trainee and early career...

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  • Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the kingdom of England

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    The Vikings will be familiar territory to many primary teachers. For many, therefore, this section of the history curriculum should cause fewer headaches than others. This does not mean, however, that it is all straightforward. This article contains a number of elements that teachers might welcome including a timeline of...

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  • Assessment and Progression without levels

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    Assessment and Progression without levels: where do we go from here? The new Primary History National Curriculum is finally upon us. The first thing you might notice is that the level descriptions have gone. These were first introduced in 1995 and became the mainstay for assessing pupil progression and attainment...

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  • OFSTED, primary history and creativity

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    Co-ordinators concerns: OFSTED, primary history and creativityI'm told the emphasis in schools now is for a rigorous approach to history where the children are taught the main facts and features of history. I recall a time not so long ago when the whole curriculum was about creativity but surely I...

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  • A creative Egyptian project

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    IntroductionIdeally when teaching history, teachers will look to deliver projects that will engage and motivate, hopefully making the hard work of being creative stimulating and rewarding, based upon questioning, enquiry, investigation of sources and reaching conclusions grounded in the evidence.Ancient Egypt is one of those history topics which, because it...

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  • In My View: Creativity & History

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    Introduction A great deal has been written recently defining what is meant by creativity in primary education. And much has been written urging us to ‘teach creatively'. Yet there had been no exploration of what teaching creatively means in terms of teaching history until a group of colleagues and I...

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  • Diogenes: Creativity and the Primary Curriculum

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    Diogenes: WHITHER CREATIVITY?! A consideration of the article Creativity and the Primary CurriculumIn June 2010 the journal Primary Headship included an article entitled Creativity and the Primary Curriculum which endeavoured to pull together a range of positions as to where the curriculum might be going in the immediate future. These includedJim...

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