Secondary History: A Masterclass for Senior Leaders

Published: 5th January 2023

A Masterclass for Senior Leaders

As a Senior Leader, there may be barriers to supporting line managing a subject as a non-specialist. This new short course is aimed primarily at non-specialist senior leaders and is designed to address these issues by blending practical and theory-based CPD to support non-subject specialist line managers of history departments. 

In this course, designed to fit around a busy workload, participants can expect to: 

  • Gain a working knowledge of effective curriculum design and teaching in secondary history
  • Build a meaningful understanding of assessment in history
  • Explore strategies to conduct subject evaluation through a subject-sensitive lens
  • Learn how to support history subject leaders to implement a rigorous curriculum 

The course will take place through a series of short films available via the pages in this unit. Throughout the year we will be holding online meetings which will allow participants to reflect on the course content and ask questions of experienced middle and senior leaders. This will also include discussion and advice on supporting history departments to ensure their curriculum is representative and has appropriate breadth. 

If you have any questions for the course leaders please reach out through Twitter: Catherine Priggs @CatPriggs, Hugh Richards @HughJRichards, David Hibbert @DavidJHibbert, Elizabeth Carr @EG_Carr. Or email 

Please note that to register and access the content you will either need to have an active HA membership or a free basic account. You will need to be logged in to your account before you access this course. If you would like to become a member please click here. If you would like to register for a free basic account please click here.

This resource is available to purchase

Non-member instant-access price: £120.00

HA Members can get instant access for £80.00

Limited access: 20 available to purchase

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  • What senior leaders need to know about... curriculum design and delivery in history
  • What senior leaders need to know about... assessment in history
  • What senior leaders need to know about... evaluating a history curriculum
  • What senior leaders need to know about... developing a team of history teachers
  • Interview with Ofsted HMI for history