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History in England’s primary and secondary schools - curriculum design, training and supporting teachers, and priorities for GCSE and A Level history

Morning, Thursday, 20th October 2022

This conference will examine next steps for the teaching of history in England’s primary and secondary schools.

Delegates will assess:

  • the practicalities of shaping a knowledge-rich curriculum within schools - diversifying content and improving representation, and how to effectively teach pupils historical argument
  • best practice in training and supporting history teachers - the design of history ITT and CPD programmes, mentoring new teachers, and increasing the retention and recruitment of specialist teachers
  • history at GCSE and A Level, and future pathways - the pipeline for history students into Higher Education and careers using history

We are pleased to be able to include a keynote address from Christine Counsell, Director, Opening Worlds; Editor, Teaching History; and Trustee, David Ross Education Trust.

Keynote Speaker

Christine Counsell

Director, Opening Worlds; Editor, Teaching History; and Trustee, David Ross Education Trust


Alex Ford

Director, The Schools History Project; and Lead Tutor, PCGE History, Leeds Trinity University

Rachel Foster

Teaching Associate, The Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Dan Keates

Assistant Headteacher, Framingham Earl High School, Norfolk

Professor Anindita Ghosh

Head of Division, History, University of Manchester; and Chair, British Association for South Asian Studies

Mike Goddard

History Subject Advisor, OCR

Emily Folorunsho

Head of History, Barking Abbey School, London

Jacob Olivey

History Teacher, Camborne Village College, Cambridge

Orlene Badu

Education Leadership Consultant, Orlene Badu Consulting