HA Webinar series: developing your history department

Research from the Historical Association’s annual survey highlights the extent to which GCSEs are dominating approaches to history teaching from Years 7 to 11. 
• 86% regard the new GCSE specifications as inappropriate for students with low levels of prior attainment or with EAL.
• 84% of schools are seriously concerned about the level of content
• 44% of schools reported they only allocate two years to Key Stage 3 
• 79% of schools said they were adapting approaches to Key Stage 3 to more closely align with GCSE requirements

Concerns about GCSE history are driving a decrease in entitlement to history at Key Stage 3, which is at odds with the draft inspection framework from Ofsted.

This new webinar series will explore different strategies to help your department review your curriculum planning, deliver strong subject CPD and ensure a robust and coherent Key Stage 3 that supports and builds for GCSE. Led by members of the HA Secondary Committee, it will share best practice from experienced colleagues and suggest a range of approaches for you to consider.

You can book onto just one webinar, a selection of different sessions or the full 6-webinar course.

To book your place, please complete and return the booking form below to Maheema Chanrai at maheema.chanrai@history.org.uk.

Programme

Wednesday 22 May - Curriculum design and planning: The Huntington School perspective

Hugh Richards from the HA Secondary Committee will discuss curriculum design and planning based on his experiences at Huntington School, a Research School in York.

Wednesday 19 June - Curriculum design and planning: The Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College perspective

In 2016, the CJM History department first set out by discussing the values that would underpin their curriculum design. A twofold ‘Harlesden- Harvard’ curriculum framework emerged. Firstly, History for Harlesden girls that is exciting, enriching and empowering, and equally, a curriculum that was steeped in intellectual challenge and academic excellence. This session led by Sharon Aninakwa from the HA Secondary Committee outlines their perspective on the key considerations for departments embarking on curriculum architecture and design. 

Tuesday 9 July - Designing and delivering subject-specific CPD

Hugh Richards from the HA Secondary Committee will discuss designing and delivering subject-specific CPD based on his experiences at Huntington School, a Research School in York.

Wednesday 25 September - Building a team

This webinar will be led by Sharon Aninakwa from the HA Secondary Committee. More details coming soon.

October (date TBC) - Using evidence-informed practice effectively:  do and don’t

This webinar will be led by Hugh Richards from the HA Secondary Committee. More details coming soon. 

November (date TBC) - Leading a small department

This webinar will be led by Natalie Kesterton. More details coming soon. 

Booking options and costs

Webinars   
  

HA Member  
   

Non-member 
 

1 webinar

  £50

£65

2 webinars  

  £100

£130

3 webinars

  £130

£175

4 webinars

  £170

£230

5 webinars

  £210

£280

6 webinars

  £240

£330