NEW! Support for beginning history teachers

The HA has launched resources to support beginning teachers and those who work with them. Are you thinking of becoming a history teacher? About to train as a history teacher? In your training year? In your first year in post? In the first three years of your history teaching career? Working with beginning teachers? If the answer to any of these Qs is ‘YES!’ than … Continue reading NEW! Support for beginning history teachers

Making sense of the past: history curriculum and the education inspection framework

Thanks to Heather Fearn, Inspector Curriculum and Professional Development Lead, Ofsted for this blogpost… What images come into your head when I say the word ‘Egyptians’? Probably multiple thoughts and ideas of pyramids, pharaohs and hieroglyphics. Or perhaps the word triggers more modern connotations? When I spoke at the Historical Association Annual Conference recently, as you might expect, I felt very assured of the audience’s … Continue reading Making sense of the past: history curriculum and the education inspection framework

Reflections on our Ofsted pilot

In December 2018 our school was approached to take part in a pilot for Ofsted’s new framework from September 2019.  This was not an official trial of the whole framework (the focus was the subject-specific curriculum in 2 subjects) and therefore has no official status. We received no judgements or written feedback. The following reflections are merely our own personal reflections on our experience. We … Continue reading Reflections on our Ofsted pilot

Questions to help you review your KS3 curriculum

#OBHD will be featuring a number of blogposts to help with preparation for the new Ofsted framework. In this first post, Rich Kennett, Redland Green School in Bristol, and Hugh Richards, Huntington School in York offer support with KS3 curriculum review. They write… With Ofsted incorporating curriculum into inspections from September and finally with some time off from GCSE and A-Level change many departments are … Continue reading Questions to help you review your KS3 curriculum