Reading list with reviews!

Subject knowledge updating is enjoyable and a huge challenge in a busy teacher life. There are fantastic initiatives, such as The History Teachers’ Book Club which featured in a previous post, which make this more collegiate. Connected to this, some historians are super generous with their time and engage with history teachers on social media... Continue Reading →

Why this? Why now?

Richard Kennett gave the keynote at the first HA North West forum at the end of January. He has turned his talk into this blogpost so more of us can benefit from his thinking about curriculum.  This blogpost is unashamedly about curriculum. Put simply, curriculum is what stuff we choose to teach. It is not... Continue Reading →

“The curriculum garden…

... In which I was inspired by Ruth Lingard’s post to take Michael Riley’s analogy way too far!" As someone with responsibility for the History curriculum at my school, I often worry about the quality of what we do. This is no false modesty, there are aspects of our curriculum that really aren’t that good.... Continue Reading →

What to do with mock exams – part 2

Thanks to Martyn Bajkowski, Head of History at Pleckgate High School and a member of HA Secondary Committee for continuing this series of three blogposts to help us to make the best possible use of mock exams.  Stage 2 – After their exam Standardisation After students have sat their examination it is important to get... Continue Reading →

The History Teachers’ Book Club

As our final blogpost of the year we are really pleased to celebrate the great initiative that is 'The History Teachers' Book Club'. Lots of colleagues have been enjoying the collegiality of developing their subject knowledge this way. Thanks to Simon Beale, Andrew Sweet and Anne Hooper for this 'History of the History Teachers' Book... Continue Reading →

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