Primary news

  • Young Quills Awards 2019 – the winners

    16th July 2019

    Announcing this year’s winners of the Young Quills Historical Fiction Competition for children and young adults: 6–10 years category: Janina Ramirez for Riddle of the Runes (Oxford University Press) 11–13 years category: Pippa Goodhart for The Great Sea Dragon Discovery (Catnip Publishers) 14 years and above category: Elizabeth Wein for...

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  • Primary History 82: Out now

    10th July 2019

    Whenever I have the opportunity to teach history to prospective teachers I know that I will be confronted with those who bring to the session different narratives and attitudes. I am aware there will be many who enjoy history and also some who are worried about the prospect of teaching...

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  • Save the date: Yorkshire History Forum

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    The next Yorkshire History Forum will take place on Wednesday 13 November 2019 at Leeds Trinity University. This year's forum is themed around Curriculum evolution and will feature dedicated primary and secondary keynotes focused on preparing for Ofsted from Mike Maddison and Kath Goudie. Plus a fantastic range of primary and...

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  • Save the date: Midlands History Forum

    5th June 2019

    The next Midlands History Forum entitled ‘History: see it, live it, learn it’ will take place on Saturday 19 October 2019 at the Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ. The advert and details will be available by early July.

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  • HA Conference Round-up 2019

    3rd June 2019

    We knew the line-up of speakers was good, we knew that the historic city of Chester was a great choice, we knew the hotel would be welcoming, we knew we were going to cover around 2,000 years’ worth of history from the Romans to the current day in two days...

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  • Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

    Multipage Article

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  • Young Quills 2019 shortlist

    10th May 2019

    Books, books, books – we’ve been surrounded by books in the HA office and what is more, we’ve been relying on other people to tell us about them. Yes, it’s been Young Quills reviewing time. From the start of this year pupils and students around the country have been delving...

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  • Ofsted consultation – the HA response

    30th April 2019

    It is important that Ofsted responds to teachers' and schools' concerns and thoughts and updates its procedures. That is a key reason why we have been happy to draw together the thoughts of the history teaching community to the recent Ofsted public consultation. Much of what they are proposing to...

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  • Local History Month 2019

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    May is Local History Month, a time to celebrate the stories and heritage of the past that is all around us. So much of history is often discussed through big events and on a national scale – kings, queens and prime ministers – which can often make it seem distant...

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  • Stephen Lawrence Day introduced in schools and at the London Marathon

    29th March 2019

    The Stephen Lawrence Trust was formed to provide a positive legacy to the senseless racially-motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence. This 22 April, the date of Stephen’s birthday, will be the inaugural national Stephen Lawrence Day. Every school in England has received a free information pack, including a personal letter from...

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