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POPULAR WEBINAR SERIES-: Ofsted Proof Your History Curriculum

CurriculumThese two highly engaging and interactive webinars will provide history curriculum leaders, teachers and practitioners with the knowledge they need to understand what Ofsted is looking for in terms of a high quality history curriculum.

These two webinars will ensure that you are fully prepared to plan, implement and assess a high-quality history curriculum that will provide your students with powerful historical knowledge enabling them to succeed.

Recently, Ofsted  published a series of research reviews, each identifying factors which can contribute to high-quality curricula, assessment, pedagogy and systems in a specific subject. This webinar series focuses in on this research into history teaching. AND you will consider how you may diversify your curriculum.

This CPD series is split into two one and a half hour online sessions. The first will explain what it is that Ofsted think make up a high quality history curriculum. You will then be tasked with auditing your curriculum ready to share your findings in session 2.

Session 2 gives you the time to discuss your findings with like minded colleagues. You will then consider what a high quality history curriculum may actually look like on paper, before being introduced to a number of pedagogical approaches and techniques that you could use to effectively implement your curriculum.

There will be inputs from different experts who will guide you with practical advice on how to develop your history curriculum. You will also have opportunities to interact and share your thoughts throughout the two sessions.

You will:

    • Being able to make curriculum decisions which are informed by Ofsted’s conception of a high-quality history curriculum as established in its Research review series: history.
    • Understand that curriculum design should be founded on a strong and sophisticated rationale for choice of content and prioritise acquisition of core knowledge.
    • Appreciate the importance of the interplay of substantive and disciplinary knowledge in developing pupils’ powers of analysis and understanding of the past.
    • Hear from an expert who will provide you with a rationale for diversifying your curriculum.
    • Identifying approaches to pedagogy and assessment and systems which can together contribute to a high-quality history provision.
    • See practical examples of how to focus on getting the balance right between overview and depth to ensure your students gain knowledge and learn well.
    • Consider different effective approaches to teaching a broad and balanced history curriculum.

Cost:  Just £120 per delegate.  £99 for Full or School’s members (includes course materials and digital documents). Limited places

Dates and time:

Webinar 1: Tues 21/6/22

4.15pm – 5.45pm

Webinar 2: Tues  5/7/22

4.15pm – 5.45pm


To book: email Jo via  info@historyresourcecupboard.com
Tel: 07802 467552

Course Leader:  Richard McFahn

What teachers have said about this webinar:

“Both webinars were amazing and of such high quality.” Samantha Groom, Noadswood School.

What teachers said about Richard’s previous courses:

“Outstanding resources and teaching ideas, great pedagogical tips, expert overview of changes coming up. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you!” Henry Warnock-Smith, Ricards Lodge High School.

“Richard was engaging in inspirational. Great lesson activities and ideas. This was the best CPD I have been on in ages. I have loads to take back and use. Thank you.” Jamie Ewen, Dover Grammar School for Boys.

“Lots of great teaching ideas, especially enquiry based approaches. I am already planning a lesson for next week in my head!” Catherine Lewis, Thornton College.

Amongst the conflicting pressures of teaching it is easy to forget why we do what we do.  History Resource Cupboard’s course helped remind me of the reasons I chose to teach history. I left the day enthused and inspired.  I would recommend Richard’s courses and lessons to everyone! Clare Shobrook, Head of History, Trinity Secondary, Lewisham

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