Event Resources

We know how important it is to you to be able to reflect upon the professional development you undertake and to revisit the resources, advice and guidance. In this section, you will find a repository of training resources and materials from past events. Read more

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  • Film: The new Ofsted education inspection framework (EIF) 2019

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    The film below was taken at the HA Annual Conference in Chester May 2019 and features Heather Fearn, Inspector Curriculum and Professional Development Lead, Ofsted. This session aimed to explain Ofsted’s approach to inspecting the curriculum under the new education inspection framework (EIF) that will come into effect in September 2019, with...

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  • Film: Widening horizons within, and beyond, the taught curriculum

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    The film below was taken at the London History Forum: Widening Perspectives which took place on Thursday 25 April 2019 at the UCL Institute of Education and features Will Bailey-Watson (subject lead for PGCE History at the University of Reading).The renewed emphasis on curriculum in many schools is giving history teachers a...

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  • Secondary HA Conference 2019 resources

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    The resources in this section are from workshops presented for Secondary teachers at the HA Annual Conference 2019. The conference took place in Chester on 17-18 May 2019. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of expert CPD and engaging history. In the Secondary pathway you can...

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  • Film: Making an effective History curriculum

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    Richard Kennett is a senior leader, teacher, blogger, text-book author and member of HA secondary committee. In November 2018, Richard visited the Yorkshire History Forum to talk about his school’s experience of reviewing and re-planning their Key Stage 3 curriculum. This film is of Richard’s keynote speech at the Forum....

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  • Secondary HA Conference 2018 resources

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    The resources in this section are from workshops presented for Secondary history teachers at the HA Annual Conference 2018. The conference took place in Stratford-upon-Avon on 18-19 May 2018. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of research-led CPD and captivating history. In...

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  • Myth, mystery, history? building interpretation skills from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Megan Gooch and Amy Mann, Historic Royal Palaces How do you separate myths, legends, falsehoods and evidencebased history? The requirement at GCSE for students to understand the building of historical narratives makes attainment more challenging, unless interpretation...

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  • Responsive teaching: best practice formative assessment in history

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Harry Fletcher-Wood, Institute for Teaching Formative assessment allows us to respond to students’ needs rapidly and appropriately.  This presentation looks beyond gimmicky approaches to Assessment for Learning and agonising demands for ‘tripleimpact marking’, outlining what research in...

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  • The Kindertransports: teaching challenging history at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. James Griffiths, National Holocaust Centre and Museum Through exploring the experiences of German Jewish children who grew up under the Nazi regime and left on the Kindertransports children can develop their historical knowledge of the period from...

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  • Curriculum coherence into the new GCSE: best practice for KS3 History

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Zoë Howells and John Blake, Harris Federation The workshop sets out thinking behind designing a truly stretching, appropriate and historically sound curriculum at KS3 which develops students’ knowledge and understanding, as well as ability to write historically...

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  • The role of historical sites in the new GCSE

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Emma Manners, National Trust and Steve Illingworth, Edge Hill University The new history GCSEs require a depth study from the medieval or early modern periods. For most teachers, this will be something new at this level. This workshop,...

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  • Loyalty and dissent: South Asia in the First World War

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Iqbal Husain, The National Archives This session shares with delegates some of the exciting ways in which The National Archives' Outreach Team are developing resources and partnerships to explore the often difficult and messy relationship Britain had with...

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  • The heart of history: practical approaches to teaching about historical interpretations

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Alex Ford, Leeds Trinity University Historical interpretations are now specified for teaching in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, but they remain one of the least taught aspects of the history curriculum. Can your students separate Kenez’s...

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  • Embedding GCSE History of Medicine

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Liz Egan, Thackray Medical Museum Thackray Medical Museum has recently launched a new range of online teacher resources, designed specifically to assist in the teaching of each of the new History of Medicine specifications (AQA Health and...

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  • What does SLT need to know?

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Christine Counsell, The Inspiration Trust Frustrated by whole-school policies which might make sense in generic terms but which create profound distortions where history is concerned and compromise excellence and access? All middle managers need to report to SLT...

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  • ‘Therefore’, ‘so’, ‘because’, ‘So what?’ Strategies for mastery of historical argument and analytical thinking at A-level

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Arthur Chapman, UCL Institute of Education Analytical thinking is key to success at A-level. It is easier to identify its absence than it is to explain what it means. This workshop focuses on helping A-level history students understand...

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  • Using ASDAN’s History Short Course with SEND learners

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Gareth Davey, Bank View SchoolA look at how the ASDAN History Short Course has been used in a post-16 setting with SEND learners and how the course has helped to develop both academic and practical skills for...

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  • Helping A-level students make reasoned judgements in their argumentative writing

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. David Brown, The Sixth Form College Farnborough and Dani Hilliard, University of Exeter Making reasoned judgements based on ‘valid criteria’ is a key part of assessment across the new A-levels.  However, for A-level students this is an...

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  • WWFD? What would Figes do? Using an academic historian as the gold standard in the feedback loop

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Carolyn Massey, Thomas Deacon Academy An interactive workshop exploring the creation of academic, peer review communities in the classroom, involving the deployment of real historians as the gold standard for students’ knowledge, extended writing and peer review...

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  • Grammar. Nazis. Historically rigorous approaches to integrating literacy into lessons

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Jim Carroll, Esher College History education stakeholders often report that students find extended writing prohibitively demanding. These stakeholders’ respective proposed solutions, however, have often been pluralistic to the point of contradiction. By systematically drawing on the recommendations...

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  • Women at the centre of history

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Katharine Burn and Jason Todd, University of Oxford The approach of the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act is a good time to take stock of the place of women in history. This workshop...

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