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The future for history teaching in England’s primary and secondary schools - curriculum design, diversifying content, teacher recruitment and support, maintaining the position of history at GCSE and A Level, and progression to HE and employment

November 2022

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

This conference examined the future for the teaching of history in England’s primary and secondary schools.

With an expert panel advising the Department for Education in the development of a model history curriculum, delegates assessed priorities for curriculum design in schools.

Discussion in the agenda included:

  • developing history education - design of knowledge-rich curricula at primary and secondary level - diversifying content and improving representation - teaching pupils historical argument
  • the teaching workforce - priorities for support - design of ITT programmes for history - mentoring new teachers - improving recruitment, retention and CPD for specialist teachers
  • GCSE and A Level - engaging students - maintaining the position of history as a subject at this level - future pathways for history students progressing into higher education and related careers

We are pleased to have been able to include keynote contributions from Christine Counsell, Director, Opening Worlds; Editor, Teaching History; and Trustee, David Ross Education Trust; and Sir Anthony Seldon, the noted contemporary historian.

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles