Available Courses

The most effective professional development happens over a period of time, over several sessions and allows time for implementation and time for reflection about the thinking and ideas that it has stimulated. There are many different approaches to professional development. At the Historical Association we are continuing to develop flexible professional development opportunities to suit all budgets, needs and timescales. In this section you'll find details of all our available opportunities. This area will be regularly updated as new CPD opportunities become available, so don't forget to keep it bookmarked. 

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  • Book now: Victoria and India: Woman and Empress

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    In partnership with Historic Royal Palaces, the Historical Association are delighted to announce this event for primary and secondary teachers delving into the life of Queen Victoria. Discover the private woman behind the crown and her journey from a girl of 18 to the grandmother of Europe. This event will focus particularly on...

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  • HA Webinar series: developing your history department

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    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...

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  • Book now: 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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  • Book now: Midlands History Forum

    5th June 2019

    This year's Midlands History Forum is taking place for the first time in the stimulating environment of the Black Country Living Museum. We are delighted to have keynote presentations from Martin Phillips and Benjamin Smith, who will share their expertise in promoting history outside the classroom. The Forum will include a wide range...

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  • Your HA Webinar Calendar 2019

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    You told us in our member surveys that you wanted more webinars and we listened! 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 also know how hard it is to find good subject-specific CPD...

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  • CPD: Developing Exceptional History in Schools

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    Start Date: All Year Round. Who is this course for? Heads and aspiring heads of history, primary history coordinators, secondary and primary history Quality Mark schools and subject leaders. This course will help you to provide positive development to the history provision in your school. Whether you're looking for inspiration...

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  • Webinar: Developing your Curriculum - One Year into a Three-Year Journey

    4th December 2019

    Rich Kennett and his team at Redland Green School in Bristol began completely renewing their Key Stage 3 curriculum a year ago. Their intention was to replace the hotchpotch of old units with something coherent and challenging. All their old enquiries were thrown out and the team set out to...

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  • Webinar: The Kingdom of Benin

    15th October 2019

    Dr Toby Green is Senior Lecturer in Lusophone African History and Culture at King's College London. His work seeks to contribute towards a refocusing of the understanding of modern history by grasping the active roles of West Africans in shaping both global histories as well as local West African ones....

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  • Webinar: The Wars of the Roses: Principles, Politics, and Personality

    9th October 2019

    This webinar will be led by Dr James Ross, Reader in Late Medieval History at the University of Winchester. The webinar will look at the causes of the three 'wars' (1455-64, 1469-71, 1483-7) that make up what historians call the Wars of the Roses, and explore how far each conflict...

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  • Webinar: Building a Team

    25th September 2019

    This webinar is part of the Historical Association series on Developing a Department. Sharon Aninakwa from the HA Secondary Committee will discuss building a team based on her experiences at the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in London.

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  • Webinar: Origins of the French Revolution

    18th September 2019

    Was the French Revolution born out of class struggle, or cultural confusion? What were the roles of ambitious lawyers, privileged noblemen, scheming pamphleteers, and downtrodden peasants in the collapse of the Old Regime? This webinar will review major interpretations of the origins of the 1789 revolution, and consider how the...

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