Secondary news

  • Stephen Lawrence Day introduced in schools and at the London Marathon

    29th March 2019

    The Stephen Lawrence Trust was formed to provide a positive legacy to the senseless racially-motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence. This 22 April, the date of Stephen’s birthday, will be the inaugural national Stephen Lawrence Day. Every school in England has received a free information pack, including a personal letter from...

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  • Teaching Peterloo: people, protest, significance and interpretations

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    Peterloo was a turning point for the campaign for social justice, human rights and working class voices in British history. This year is the bicentenary of the people's march through Manchester that ended on the day with men and women dead and injured but arguably their cause only strengthened. To...

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  • Annual Survey into History in English Secondary Schools

    14th March 2019

    For the past ten years, the Historical Association (HA) has worked with the University of Oxford and Reading University to carry out in-depth research on the state of history teaching in schools. These reports have informed decision-makers at the highest level, notably government, Ofsted and examination boards. The reports also...

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  • Teacher Fellowship Programme: Conflict, Art and Remembrance

    Multipage Article

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  • Teacher Fellowship Programme: Britain and Transatlantic Slavery

    Multipage Article

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  • Three Cheers for Women!

    1st March 2019

    It’s Women’s History Month – a whole month dedicated to 52% of the global population. Yes, despite being the majority there is still a need to have a month dedicated to highlighting and celebrating women’s history – and that alone tells you how important it is to explore and emphasise...

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  • Responding to the latest Ofsted Consultation

    22nd February 2019

    This month Ofsted have issued a consultation on their new inspection framework entitled Education inspection framework 2019: inspecting the substance of education.  Over the past few years, the Historical Association’s surveys into history in English secondary schools have been showing how some schools have reduced opportunity and entitlement to study...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2019 – Secondary prizes

    12th February 2019

    Researching, writing and presenting ideas about a historical theme or period is one of the best parts about studying history so why leave it to the oldies. We want young people to get the bug for writing about history in an incisive, interesting and critical way while they are still...

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  • LGBT History Month 2019

    8th February 2019

    It is LGBT month and over the years the HA has done a lot to explore and raise awareness about LGBT history.  So for this year we thought it was about time that we pulled some of the information together so that you can find out more and, if you...

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  • History Education International Research Network (HEIRNET) Conference 2019

    8th February 2019

    University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria2nd–4th September 2019 Vienna is the perfect venue for the HEIRNET 2019 conference; for over a thousand years it has been at the epicentre of European and wider world affairs with their deep historical side and tap roots that have continuously informed, influenced and shaped contemporary worlds...

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