Your HA Webinar Calendar 2020: Covid-19 update

By Mel Jones

Primary webinars | Secondary | StudentGeneral interest

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 CPD has been cancelled or postponed. We know how essential your CPD is to you and that is why we have worked to provide a wider range of remote learning webinar based CPD to keep you going in these difficult times.

That’s the beauty of the webinar – it doesn’t matter where you are; you and your colleagues can benefit from the best subject-specific CPD.

HA webinars in 2020/21

Keep checking for new webinars coming up as we will add to the list as new webinars are agreed. Please note that for all webinars we recommend listening live in order to interact with the presenter, but if you can't participate live then a recording will be made available to all registered delegates. Please note that all webinars will take place from 45pm unless stated otherwise.

New this year: By popular demand we are giving teachers the chance to view some of our best webinars from recent years. This term we will be releasing recordings of previous webinars for a limited time period. Each recording will be accompanied by an optional Q&A from the presenter(s) to discuss any questions and how their approach may have developed.

If you have suggestions of webinars that you’d like us to develop, please email Mel Jones on To register your interest in a webinar please email Olivia Dent on


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Primary subject knowledge webinar series: Boosting subject knowledge at Key Stage 2

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Diverse histories in the secondary curriculum in the 2020s: new ideas and resources for transforming students’ knowledge and historical thinking

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'What’s the wisdom on…' webinar recordings

We have launched a new series of webinars designed to support virtual department meetings, based on the popular Teaching History feature 'What’s the wisdom on…'. In each webinar, our experts Dr Katharine Burn, Helen Snelson and Christine Counsell use their professional expertise and experience to provide a structured discussion about a different concept or issue in history teaching. You can access the recordings here:

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Subject knowledge webinars

HA Virtual Branch

In the absence of being able to attend a face to face lecture or HA branch talk, we have created a virtual HA branch full of webinars. The HA virtual branch will be the place to go for your subject knowledge fix, for teachers and students alike.

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A-level revision webinars

This year, in partnership with Royal Holloway University of London, we ran a series of A-level revision webinars. We know that students may be wanting to keep their knowledge fresh so with the kind permission of RHUL, we have have decided to make all webinars in this series open to all to listen to. You can access the recordings here:

Writing historical fiction

Students and teachers can view our webinar recording on writing historical fiction with author Tony Bradman, whose book Anglo Saxon Boy (Walker Books) won the Historical Association's Young Quills award in 2018 in the 'ages 7-9 years' category. 

* All webinars marked with an asterisk (*) are free and exclusive to Historical Association members.