How specifying the knowledge has really helped all our learners

In this blogpost, Richard Kennett shares his department’s work to focus on core knowledge at A level. The approach could be applied at other levels. This sort of curriculum conversation leading to development is what we want to share on #OBHD. Please share your work too and meanwhile follow @histassoc and find more support via www.history.org.uk    The problem of a lack of A* grades Last … Continue reading How specifying the knowledge has really helped all our learners

Personal reflections on the EUROCLIO conference… let’s learn the lesson from our European colleagues!

Richard Kennett writes… Helen Snelson and I have just returned from the annual EUROCLIO conference in Gdansk. If you don’t know, EUROCLIO is the umbrella organisation for all the national organisations of history teachers across the continent; the HA is a member. There were over 150 history teachers from a huge variety of countries with us in Poland. It was an ace weekend working with colleagues … Continue reading Personal reflections on the EUROCLIO conference… let’s learn the lesson from our European colleagues!

History teachers’ sources of support – part 1 – history SLEs

Some colleagues are fortunate to work in schools where there is strong senior management support for the teaching of history, in departments where there is a long history of high-quality leadership and teaching, and are able to feel confident about curriclum planning for the new Ofsted, teaching and learning to meet the needs of every child and the constant demands of subject knowledge updating. Many … Continue reading History teachers’ sources of support – part 1 – history SLEs