What's On

In this section you'll find our current CPD listings, including details of our regular courses and any current webinar series. Each webinar series is made up of several different sessions which can also be registered for as stand-alone sessions. To see each event that's coming up, you can view our listing of all available primary events, 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 2024

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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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  • Webinar series: Assessing substantive and disciplinary knowledge together in primary history

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    The National Curriculum for History includes concepts of disciplinary knowledge which Ofsted expects to see taught hand in hand with substantive knowledge through Key Stages 1 and 2. This series of practical webinars with Andrew Wrenn will show how subject leaders can assess for progression in different disciplinary concepts but...

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  • Webinar series: Diversity in local history

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    The Key Stage 1 and 2 history curriculum requires a local study. The local study is an opportunity for pupils to engage with their local area; to discover how it has been shaped by those who came before them and how their locality can reveal broader chronological and spatial contexts....

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  • Webinar series: Building and securing disciplinary thinking in primary history

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    We know that substantive knowledge in history is the substance ('the stuff') we teach: the facts which we are sure about and which all have to know, the names and places, the events, and well-known stories. But experts in a subject, such as historians, have different types of question they ask of that substance....

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  • Webinar series: Deep dive with confidence

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    We are pleased to offer teachers another chance to access this series of webinars which will address the implications of the 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...

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  • Online course: Ofsted subject reports: supporting quality history and geography

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    The Ofsted history and geography subject reports of 2023 highlighted several areas of strength and improvement in primary schools. However, it emphasised that pupils’ experience of both subjects and disciplines could differ significantly between schools. We are pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this supportive, practical one-day course from the...

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  • Short course: Witchcraft, Werewolves and Magic in European History

    20th June 2024

    Led by Jonathan Durrant, Laura Kounine, Jan Machielsen, Lisa Tallis, Juliette Wood   Book Now (Registration is via Cademy which opens in a new window. Please read the course terms and conditions before registering) What does the course cover? This Historical Association short course is an introduction to European witchcraft...

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  • Immersive funded CPD: Sickness and social reform in the Victorian and Edwardian period

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    We are delighted to announce a funded CPD programme in partnership with the Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research project, Addressing Health: Morbidity and Mortality in the Victorian and Edwardian Post Office. The project explores the relationships between work and health in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through the lens of thousands...

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  • Webinar series: Weaving historical scholarship into primary history

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    Primary teachers are expected to be experts in everything. If you feel that your history subject knowledge could do with a brush up, then this series is for you. The Historical Association has teamed up with some leading historians and experienced teachers to bring you up to speed on the...

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  • Webinar series: Creating curriculum pathways through primary history at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

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    This series of webinars explores the teaching of substantive concepts in primary history. The National Curriculum for history requires pupils to gain understanding about abstract concepts of substantive knowledge across periods, while the Ofsted framework expects to see teaching in greater depth than before. This practical series of webinars with...

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  • Make a bespoke CPD or consultancy request

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    At the Historical Association, we offer a wide range of subject-specific CPD opportunities at a range of prices to suit every budget. However, if you require history CPD that is tailored directly to your needs in school or you are looking for consultancy, we also offer bespoke training and consultancy...

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  • Course: Supporting SEND pupils in your primary history lessons

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    Do you struggle to engage your lower attaining or EAL pupils in their history lessons? Are you finding it difficult to ensure and demonstrate progression in history with these pupils? According to Department for Education statistics, in 2020 there were 1.4 million pupils across the UK with identified special educational...

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  • Your HA Virtual Branch

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    The HA Virtual Branch is a great way to keep your history up-to-date, whether you are working or relaxing, all from the comfort of your home. The Virtual Branch is free and open to everybody, and recordings of the talks are made available online after the event for HA members....

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  • Course: Getting to grips with primary history

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    About this course This course is for primary teachers who are inexperienced in teaching primary history or who did not receive much training in order to teach primary history. You will develop your understanding of effective history teaching. The course has a strong practical focus with approaches based on recent...

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  • Course: Practical approaches to teaching primary history

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    About this course Discover what makes quality teaching of history by exploring how to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum through practical creative methods, which will engage children in interactive methods which can be adopted and adapted for different age groups or themes, whilst ensuring progression and challenge for all....

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  • Course: Becoming an effective primary history subject leader

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    About this course This online course covers the key elements of primary history subject leadership, enabling all involved in history leadership at primary to carry out their role effectively. Who is this course for? This course is for anyone who is a subject coordinator or subject leader for history in their school. You may...

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