Effective Department

As a subject leader, building an effective department can be daunting. Even for an experienced subject leader, there are many considerations to make depending upon the nature of the school, the staff and resources that you are able to use. An effective department will be one that shares and reflects, researches and acts upon it. One that sees the bigger picture, shares a vision and plans for it. One that seeks learning and development and shares it. Based upon teacher and history education research, Teaching History journal plays a vital role in the development of any history department.  In this section, you will find research articles and resources to support the pedagogy of an effective department as well as resources and research aimed at building and becoming an effective department.

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  • Departmental Health Check

    Multipage Article

    If you are a new teacher or head of department, sometimes making sense of Ofsted criteria and relating it to your own departmental practice can be a daunting prospect. It can be difficult to see the difference between one grade and another and where you can improve. We at the...

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