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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  • London History Forum: Widening Perspectives

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    Thursday 25 April 2019UCL Institute of Education Book your place now for this term's London History Forum at the UCL Institute of Education for an immersive evening of professional development around the theme of Widening Perspectives. As the current National Curriculum for history states, one purpose of the history curriculum...

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  • Raising achievement in GCSE History and Geography

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    Thursday 20 June 2019Royal Geographical Society, London Now into the second year of examinations for the new GCSE specifications, we’ve learned some lessons from the first cohort. Results have shown that some less able students are finding the exams inaccessible, and teachers have expressed concerns about covering the content in...

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  • Yorkshire History Forum: Widening Perspectives

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    Wednesday 27 March 2019Leeds Trinity University£10 for HA members and trainees (£20 non-member) Join us at the Yorkshire History Forum for an immersive evening of professional development around the theme of Widening Perspectives. As the current National Curriculum for history states, one purpose of the history curriculum is to “help...

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  • Historian Tracy Borman at HA Tudors Free CPD event

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    More breaking news: the event is free for teachers! On 23 March 2019 we are providing a fascinating event to refresh and develop teaching of the Tudor period and some of its main characters in the historic city of York. Our keynote speaker Tracy Borman is the well-known historian for...

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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: The Spanish Civil War and Franco’s Spain

    10th June 2019

    Dr David Brydan is a Lecturer in the History of Modern International Relations at King's College London. His research revolves around the history of international cooperation and exchange in the twentieth century, focusing on the history of modern Spain and the Franco era. In this webinar he will examine Spanish...

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  • Webinar: New research on the Stalin era: Terror, Gulag, and the Stalinist soul

    4th June 2019

    This talk will explore some of the currents in recent research on the Stalin period, exploring how possibilities for archival research since the collapse of Soviet power, along with new historiographical approaches, have re-shaped the historical literature on Stalinism. It will explain how our knowledge of who Stalin's victims were...

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  • Webinar: The women's suffrage movement

    2nd July 2019

    In this webinar, Tara Morton will share her research for the database of 3,000 suffrage campaigners on www.suffrageresources.org.uk. She will share her journey into the archives, reaching back to the symbolic beginnings of the organised women’s suffrage movement in 1866, when almost 1,500 women signed a petition for female suffrage,...

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  • Webinar: Teaching the women's suffrage movement

    20th March 2019

    This webinar will focus on ways to improve and develop your teaching of the campaign for women's suffrage. It will look at using the database of campaigners and other resources on www.suffrageresources.org.uk to look at different approaches to 'votes for women', such as local history, interpretations and telling a more...

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  • Webinar: Teaching historical interpretations

    21st March 2019

    Historical interpretations have been in the KS3 curriculum for years and the latest GCSE reforms brought them into KS4. But what are they? What do they mean in the history classroom? How do they help to build our students' historical knowledge? What do we need to be teaching from Year...

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  • Webinar: International Relations between the World Wars

    27th March 2019

    This webinar will juxtapose insights by an older body of scholarship on interwar diplomacy with a number of more recent approaches. Newer works have begun to shed new light on issues such as the roles played by the new international organisations created after 1919; attempts to tackle refugee movements and...

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  • Webinar: Henry VIII as a Medieval King

    2nd April 2019

    We often think of Henry VIII’s reign as a time of innovation. Novelty, perhaps even modernity, marked the church and the navy, the government of Wales and Ireland, parliament and administrative change. Yet we should remind ourselves how closely Henry’s kingship resembled that of his medieval predecessors. His ambitions were...

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