Primary Subject Leader Area

Welcome to the HA primary history subject leaders’ area! This area is available exclusively to HA corporate primary members. In this section you will find a collection of guidance pieces created by experienced subject leaders and expert primary educators, sharing their own recommendations for key areas you need to consider as a history subject leader. This gathered intelligence is based on their wealth of experiences and best practice from different contexts.

Each piece contains exemplars and/or further supportive links and, rather than being prescriptive, the idea is that these resources will provide some pointers for you to consider within the context of your own school. If you'd like to take your development of the curriculum and as a leader further you might also like to consider our Chartered Teacher scheme. Read more

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  • Writing a History Policy

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    In this piece Bev explains why it’s important for history subject leaders to develop a whole school policy for history, key pieces of information you may want to include, and the need to review the policy on a periodic basis. It also includes two exemplars policies for you to review...

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  • EYFS: What does good curriculum provision look like?

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    In this joint piece, Helen and Rob explore the EYFS Development Matters framework and its relevance to developing children’s understanding of the past. Helen suggests some key resources and approaches which work well in EYFS as well as some key questions to frame discussions with early years staff. Rob shares...

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  • The Bigger Picture: Curriculum Overview

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    In this piece Stuart looks at the ‘bigger picture’ of curriculum overview and how, through careful curriculum mapping and the exploration of key trends, topics can be structured to fit together within a wider chronological narrative. He provides practical approaches and examples, as well as discussing historical concepts that occur in...

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  • Leading History in an Independent School

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    In this piece Stuart explores some of the key considerations when leading history in an independent school, including the potential benefits and drawbacks of forging links with other schools, how you can use history to enrich the curriculum in the school, improving the level of CPD in your school, and...

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  • Primary History Summer Resource 2019: Diversity

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    This year's free summer resource for primary members is designed to help primary subject leaders and teachers consider the implications of developing a school policy for teaching of diversity in history. This comprehensive guide provides timely advice and considers questions associated with teaching diversity and provides a rationale for its essential role in providing an...

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  • Ofsted: primary guidance 2019

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    As we approach the introduction of the new Ofsted framework, it seems timely that we offer schools, subject leaders and teachers some guidance on how to approach the coming changes.  The call for a broad and balanced curriculum is given renewed emphasis in the new framework, but beyond that, curricula...

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