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Outstanding Learning in the Primary History Curriculum

Practical examples to help you and your colleagues develop your history curriculum

Open Training Course Open Course
Inhouse Training Course In-house

Suitable for: Teachers and middle leaders.

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary

Course Reference: 1164WW
Price: £269.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

This course will enable you to plan, deliver and monitor an outstanding history curriculum. On the whole, both children and teachers like history, but sometimes teachers feel unsure of how best to teach it. History is not just about content; it is also about skills and concepts.

  • Plan a coherent history curriculum to suit the needs of your school
  • Understand the role of skills and concepts in history teaching and learning
  • Effectively plan and deliver outstanding history lessons
  • Monitor history provision in your school


Constructing your history programme
  • The 'purpose of study' statement
  • What exactly do I have to teach?
  • Which content options make the most coherent curriculum?
Integrating skills and concepts into history teaching and learning
  • Why history skills are important
  • Using the evidence
  • Interpretations in history
Planning outstanding history lessons
  • What makes an outstanding lesson - some practical examples
  • Linking with other subjects
  • Planning your own history enquiry
Monitoring and leading history effectively
  • What does it mean to get better at history?
  • Supporting colleagues to plan and deliver history effectively
  • Reviewing your history curriculum
Excellent, informative delivery of up to date resources and ideas. Harriet Collins, Guildford High School
Up to date with new curriculum and great resources. Adapted it to what we wanted to know about which was good. Lots of new ideas to take back to school. Hannah Murphy, St Peter's Primary School
Many practical ideas and strategies that can be transferred to the classroom immediately. Course delivered with knowledge and consideration for participants needs. Julie Mullins, St Catherine's School
Very relevant and inspiring presenter and very knowledgeable. He demonstrated outstanding delivery and the course has been wonderful. Megan Heise, Highgate Pre-Preparatory School
he course was tailored to our needs and we were given resources/examples/knowledge we can use in the classroom straight away. Louise Downes, Shaw Primary Academy
Very informative, good combination of active learning and subject knowledge. I feel confident to take back new ideas and implement them in school. Helen Kennett, The Ferncumbe CofE Primary School
Activities to take back to school really excellent - practical aspect and content balanced very well. It was refreshing to be asked in advance what I wanted from the day and everything was covered very well. Clare Williams, St Luke's Church of England Aided Primary School
It has helped clarify the implementation of the new KS2 curriculum. Dominic O'Donovan, Woodfield Academy
Excellent course. Excellent ideas on how to teach the key history in a variety of ways. Nicola Holding, St Luke's Church of England Aided Primary School
Excellent course which has provided me with a clear approach of leading history. Rob Nixon, The Berkeley Primary School
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