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    Secondary History network sessions

    by History Administrator -

    Session 1: Grappling with the GCSE specification in history. 

    29 November 2023, 3:30-16:30 (Virtual)

    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, 13:30-16:30 (Virtual)

    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, 13:30-16:30 (F2F at the curriculum centre Winchester)

    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 How can they make sense of historical content and how do we know they have understood it?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 our brand new course – History subject knowledge enhancement for non-specialists 2024 (Key Stage 3 focus) – Part 1 and 2

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Recruitment of high-quality teaching staff presents a significant challenge for schools in Hampshire, as it does nationally. Our new subject knowledge enhancement course is for non-specialists, across all core and EBacc subjects, as well as RE.

    This training will:

    • Support those recently in post, as well as provide preparation support for those who may be taking up a new post in September 2024.
    • Equip teachers with the knowledge and skills required to effectively deliver high-quality lessons in the chosen subject.
    • Focus on Key Stage 3 teaching principally, whilst offering the requisite level of skill and knowledge to facilitate further development towards the teaching of Key Stage 4 over time.


    Part 1 – 20 March 2024
    Part 2 – 23 April, 21 May, 3 July, 12 September, 15 October 2024

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: non-specialists

    Price: Sub £780 / SLA £730 / Full £936
    Invoiced in two parts:
    23-24 – Part 1: Sub £130 / SLA £125 / Full £156
    24-25 – Part 2: Sub £650 / SLA £605 / Full £780

    Subject knowledge enhancement for non-specialists 2024 (Key Stage 3 focus) flyer

    Have you booked yet for our Hampshire and Wessex Primary History Conference 2024? – 6 June 2024

    by Hannah Richardson -

    This one-day conference is for all primary history subject leaders
    Attending this conference will assist subject leaders stay up to date with their role and responsibilities and grow in their capacity to lead and manage history well in their schools.

    Teachers will:

    • Gain confidence to lead and manage primary history. 
    • Grow in their expertise to inspire colleagues to teach high quality history in their schools. 
    • Get up to date with Ofsted expectations for primary history. 
    • Be better able to select literature to support teaching of history. 

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

    Price: Sub £210 / SLA £75 / Full £252

    Hampshire and Wessex Primary History Conference 2024 flyer

    Sign up to our Secondary History Leadership Conference 2024 – 28 June 2024

    by Hannah Richardson -

    This conference brings together the best of national and local research and practice to provide invaluable professional development for history leaders, history teachers and SLT history line managers. Hear from national and local speakers.  

    This year we are excited that our Keynote speaker is Hannah Cusworth, an educational consultant who specialises in Black British histories. Formerly a school teacher, she is currently completing a PhD with English Heritage looking at race and the 18th Century Atlantic world and is part of the DfE model history curriculum expert panel. She is a well-known inspirational speaker at HA events. 

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

    Price: Sub £320 / SLA £150 / Full £384 


    News from the Historical Association

    by History Administrator -

    The Historical association has published an interview with Tim Jenner unpicking the detail of the latest Ofsted subject report https://www.history.org.uk/primary/resource/10809/film-unpicking-the-ofsted-subject-report-for-hist.

    There are also three competitions available for Hampshire schools to be a part of:


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