Primary News

  • HA Membership Survey Results

    12th January 2018

    In our 2017 membership surveys we invited you to tell us more about your membership experience, what you value, and what we can do to improve. We would like to say a huge thank you to our 490 members who took the time to respond to the survey and share...

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  • The Historical Association Annual Conference

    11th January 2018

    On 18 and 19 May 2018 we’ll be in Stratford-upon-Avon. Annual conference is one of the highlights of the year for history teachers, historians and history junkies alike. Forsooth, Stratford you say? Will I need hose? Although we are in the famous Bard’s* home town, the conference will be its...

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  • London History Forum: History for All

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    Wednesday 28 March 2018 | Tower of London With a crowded curriculum, in primary schools sometimes history finds itself competing for both budget and curriculum space. Meanwhile in secondary schools, new GCSE and A-level specifications, performance measures and EBacc all provide challenges to meet. This London History Forum will focus...

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  • Save on HA Membership – join with other schools in your MAT

    13th December 2017

    At the HA, we know that budgets are tight and being able to afford access to the best CPD, guidance and support is increasingly difficult. We are here to help. If you are part of a Multi-Academy Trust or federation, you can save money on your HA membership: If 5 or more...

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  • History is popular in Primary schools

    8th December 2017

    History is popular in Primary schools – but it is under-resourced and many teachers do not feel that they are provided with the CPD that they would like to really get to grips with the subject. The majority of primary school teachers do not have a history degree or any...

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  • Write your own Historical Fiction Competition 2018

    5th December 2017

    Our historical fiction competition has gone from strength to strength and each year we are so impressed by the number and standard of entries we receive around such a wide range of historical periods and settings. You can take a look at some of our past entries here: 2017 entries...

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  • Northern History Forum - report

    29th November 2017

    The Historical Association’s Northern History Forum is always a fantastic opportunity to share ideas, discover new opportunities and keep in touch with the flourishing history teaching community in the North of England. This autumn’s NHF on Wednesday 22 November was no exception, with over 120 teachers, historians and heritage professionals...

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  • Who wore the trousers?

    19th November 2017

    Women in Trousers: A Visual Archive brings together images of bloomers, knickerbockers, culottes and all manner of bifurcated or ‘divided’ garments to tell the story of trouser-wearing women through an online gallery of digital images spanning more than a century. The images in the archive offer a visual account of...

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  • My Favourite History Place Competition: Winners Announced

    13th November 2017

    We are pleased to announce the winners of the My Favourite History Place competition. We asked pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 to present their favourite history place and tell us why it is so special. The winning entry will be published in a future edition of Primary History...

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