Monthly Archives: November 2013

SHP25: early reflection

My brother’s lamentable absence from his convenient London flat tonight provides me with a rare opportunity to reflect on today’s excellent conference. It was really quality stuff, all of it, and maybe even more helpful than the summer conference – … Continue reading

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SHP25: Michael Maddison

A regular at SHP is the HMI national adviser for History – what would we do without him? He’s very generous with his time and always shares useful and insightful things. I fear I never spell his name correctly, though. … Continue reading

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SHP25: Stretching A level students

Diana Laffin presenting on A level teaching, using a study of Lloyd George. Diana sets us a starter task of look at a statue of him being unveiled by Prince Charles in Parliament Square and asking us to guess when … Continue reading

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SHP25: Planning your KS3 course

Ian Dawson and Richard McFahn giving us some advice for planning our new course based on the new NC. 75 minutes of gallop! We start with the Corn Laws, which have disappeared from the draft NC (or “the February document”). … Continue reading

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SHP25: British Library conference

We begin with a welcome from Ria, at the British Library, and details of the Georgians exhibition currently taking place here: Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain. She hands over to Michael Riley who explains that … Continue reading

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Jamie Byrom talks first about the principles of planning. He cites: teaching with a purpose (why study it?), engaging with subject knowledge, wrestling with the enquiry and exploiting the particular. We have a quick chat about the causes of WW1 … Continue reading

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