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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  • Your Secondary CPD calendar spring 2021

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    We know that it's not easy for teachers to get out of school or have budgets to afford a plentiful supply of CPD under normal circumstances. At present we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation and we know that while teachers continue to provide a frontline service, most face-to-face teacher...

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  • CPD: Beyond the Ballot and Peterloo to the Pankhursts MOOCs

    11th February 2021

    Explore the history of the struggle for women’s suffrage and equality with this course developed by Royal Holloway, University of London, and the UK Parliament. With content from the Parliamentary Archives, the Women’s Library collection at the LSE Library and The National Archives; engaging videos, articles and quizzes; and a...

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  • HA Webinar: Teaching for ethnic, cultural and religious diversity in the primary history curriculum

    21st April 2021

    This webinar will consider debates associated with teaching these aspects of diversity, based on the premise that they are fundamental to effective teaching and learning in history. The session will include practical activities which can be applied to the classroom.

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  • Sharing the expertise of our colleagues in Special Schools

    29th June 2021

    This webinar is the final webinar in the series History for all. Whilst many teachers in mainstream schools now have useful links with Primary coordinators and have a working knowledge of how the curriculum is approached and implemented in Key Stages 1&2, few colleagues have contact with special schools and...

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  • Webinar on demand: Easy, accessible, attention-grabbing approaches

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    By popular demand we are giving teachers the chance to view some of our recent webinar highlights by releasing recordings of previous webinars for a limited time period. Simply purchase this resource to gain access to the recording link (you will need to be logged in to pay and access the...

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  • Webinar on demand: Successfully teaching the new GCSE in two years

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    By popular demand we are giving teachers the chance to view some of our recent webinar highlights by releasing recordings of previous webinars for a limited time period. Simply purchase this resource to gain access to the recording link (you will need to be logged in to pay and access the link). This...

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  • Webinar series: A great curriculum is like a great museum

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    Getting our curriculum right is one of the most important jobs for a history teacher. We have a responsibility to do justice to the past. But how do we do this? What makes a great curriculum? In this webinar series Richard Kennett (HA Trustee, Chartered Teacher of History and textbook...

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  • Webinar series: History for all

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    The 2011 Ofsted report History for All reminds us of the need to take account of the needs of all our learners in the history classroom and to ensure that no child is left behind. Providing an inclusive experience that carries all our learners with us takes a great deal...

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  • Webinar series: Untold stories of the Second World War

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    There are countless events, people, acts of defiance, courage, bravery and sheer hard work during the Second World War that have remained untold stories… until now. During the last year the Royal British Legion has been working with the specialist historian and film-maker Martyn Cox to produce brand new films...

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  • Webinar: Memory (History for all)

    23rd April 2021

    This webinar, the third in our series History for all, will look at different strategies to help children to remember. Laura Wilkins will begin the webinar by exploring the literature of recent years on memory. In the second part of the webinar, Paige Richardson will look at different strategies. She...

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  • Webinar: Motivating history for all

    15th March 2021

    This session, the second in our series History for all, will look at practical strategies to help motivate and support our lower attainers in the history classroom, particularly at GCSE. We will look at ways to help students develop secure knowledge, recall that knowledge and use the knowledge effectively so...

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  • Webinar: Putting pen to paper: Encouraging low attainers to feel the power of writing

    12th May 2021

    This webinar is the fifth in our series History for all. We are often told that low attainers find history hard because of 'all the writing' that our subject involves. Sometimes the temptation is to move away from writing to make things 'easier'. This session, led by Katie Hall, will...

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  • Webinar: Supporting lower attainers as subject leader

    22nd June 2021

    This webinar, sixth in our series History for all, will explore some of the subject leadership decisions associated with supporting lower attainers across the department. It will incorporate some thinking on using data, curriculum leadership and structural decisions to support lower ability students in history. This session will be led...

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  • Webinar: The problem with having to write it all down!

    11th May 2021

    This session, fourth in our series History for all, will unpack the demands of writing in history – thinking about the particular challenges that lower attainers face when asked to generate different kinds of written account. It will identify what we can learn from research into more and less effective...

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