Richard McFahn, who set up History Resource Cupboard, has worked for twenty years as a history teacher, Subject and Senior Leader, Advanced Skills Teacher and LA Adviser. He is now ITE History tutor at the University of Sussex.
He turned around a failing history department into one which was twice graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, many lessons were rated as outstanding and the pass rates dramatically increased.
As an expert history teacher he was a founding member of the Hampshire History Steering Group and helped set up and develop a series of thriving and sustainable networks, which Ofsted have subsequently described as best practice.
He has regularly led hugely successful training in all aspects of history teaching. He has held regular and well received workshops at the Schools History Project and the Historical Association Conferences.
Richard has written a number of books including:
- Making Sense of History.
- OCR Crime and Punishment through Time .
- Cross-curricular Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School – Humanities.
He has also worked as a consultant for BBC Bite-Size.
Richard now spends his time teaching at Sussex, working on www.historyresourcecupboard.com and as a freelance consultant.