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    Secondary History network sessions

    by History Administrator -

    Session 1: Grappling with the GCSE specification in history. 

    29 November 2023 Virtual 13:30-16:30

    We are inviting all exam board history advisers as last year to share feedback from the history GCSE summer examinations and inform us about future developments.

    Steering Group members who have been highly successful at GCSE will also be helping us think through how to best use GCSE curriculum time and help support students grappling with GCSE knowledge content, sharing their strategies. The Network of teachers will share current strategies and success stories.

    Session 2: Teaching migration and empire. 25 January 2024 Virtual 13:30-16:30

    National Speaker Ben Walsh is delivering a session on integrating migration and empire into Key Stage 3 ‘British History’.

    Steering group members will be sharing their work on teaching Empires and resistance to it to broaden the scope of the KS3 curriculum with the Network of teachers sharing their approaches to building knowledge on these concepts through the curriculum.

    Session 3: Adaptive teaching in the history classroom. 13 March 2024          F2F at the curriculum centre Winchester 13:30-16:30

    How do we make sure that no child is left behind in the history classroom? How do we ensure they have access to historical scholarship and analytical reasoning? How can they make sense of historical content and how do we know they have understood it? What adaptive practices work well in the history classroom?

    We will be face to face at the curriculum centre. Steering Group members will be demonstrating adaptive practices in the history classroom and the research behind them and will be a brilliant opportunity to network face to face.

    How to book
    To book a place on the sessions just click here to fill in the form.

    Secondary subject networks 2023-24 - registration form

    Book now for the Autumn 23-24 Secondary History Network (Webinar) – 29 November 2023

    by Hannah Richardson -

    The network CPD sessions are designed for those teaching, leading or managing history in secondary schools. They provide the opportunity to network with local schools which helps history leaders keep abreast with current professional development, and national and local practice.

    The primary aims of the subject network meetings are to:

    • Ensure a clear understanding of the national picture and its application in local and school contexts. 
    • Support effective subject leadership as appropriate to each school’s individual context. 
    • Develop skills, expertise and capacity within school subject leaders and their teams through quality strategic CPD and the sharing of good practice. 
    • Deepen understanding of subject specific pedagogy and knowledge that underpins good progress and attainment for ALL pupils. 
    • Facilitate school to school networking and develop strength across the system.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Secondary Autumn History

    Price: Sub £50 / SLA £40 / Full £60

    Secondary History Network 2023-24 flyer

    Join us for the Spring 23-24 Primary History Network – 29 January or 30 January 2024

    by Hannah Richardson -

    This network is designed for primary history subject leaders who would value from reviewing their planning, teaching and assessment of history, as well as updating their subject knowledge to help their confidence in the subject.

    This course will prepare you to:

    • Develop your vision for history in your school.
    • Gather inspiring and creative ideas for leading and managing the teaching of outstanding history.
    • Share and discuss key issues relevant to teaching history in the classroom.
    • Discover inspiring and creative ideas for teaching outstanding history.
    • Be able to make sure all children achieve well in history.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Primary Spring History

    Price: Sub £90 / SLA £30 / Full £108

    Free event for Secondary Teachers

    by History Administrator -

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    Remember Together: Nuclear Test Veterans

    3 October –  Live digital event for secondary schools

    Join schools from across the UK at a special digital event to hear the incredible stories of Nuclear Test Veterans, the people involved in the UK's first nuclear tests in the 1950s and 60s. Aimed at secondary school classes, this free event brings an important aspect of post World War Two history into your classroom. 

    • Don’t miss this unique opportunity to ask questions to our very special guest, pilot and ‘cloud sampler’ Squadron Leader John Robinson (ret’d).

    Read more and sign up your class here:


    (Edited by Hannah Richardson - original submission Thursday, 21 September 2023, 4:24 PM)

    (Edited by Katie Scott - original submission Thursday, 21 September 2023, 4:24 PM)

    (Edited by Katie Scott - original submission Thursday, 21 September 2023, 4:24 PM)

    Secondary ECT training now available

    by History Administrator -

    We are delighted that early career teachers have chosen to begin their careers in schools in Hampshire and want to introduce ECTs to the wealth of support and CPD available in history.

    Introducing Secondary ECT+ is a NEW webinar offer from Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service (HIAS), aimed at ECTs in year one or two of the Early Career Framework (ECF) programme. Led by our team of HIAS subject professionals, ECTs will attend a free online introductory webinar during autumn 2023. This session will provide crucial contextual background to their subject within Hampshire and will provide valuable guidance and advice such as access to useful resources as well as networking opportunities.

    Following this initial introduction, ECT’s will have the opportunity to take part in further bespoke follow-up sessions over the academic year.

    How to book
    To book a place at the Introducing History ECT+ session please complete our Secondary ECT+ booking form. We will then contact you with further details and a meeting link to join your chosen session. Please note: there is no charge to attend these initial sessions.

    For any queries regarding this offer, please contact htlcdev@hants.gov.uk.

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