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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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SHP: SOLO Taxonomy Workshop

Lesley Ann McDermott (@LA_Mcdermott) and I ran a workshop this year on SOLO taxonomy. I’m sharing here our PowerPoint and the related resources which we shared at the session. I sometimes worry that things won’t make a great deal of … Continue reading

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SHP: fifth workshop

Steve Mastin, how do I avoid teaching to the test? Steve says that when he started teaching he went to a meeting about GCSE specs and it seemed to be one moan after another about how boring it was, and … Continue reading

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SHP: last plenary

Peter Mandler on History, National Life and the Curriculum Peter is a university lecturer at Cambridge. He admits he knows very little about history in schools, because he says there are too many people whose voices join the debate when … Continue reading

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SHP: Teachmeet

@johnmayo first, sharing a couple of helpful websites about teaching Irish history – Century Ireland from RTE and the Down Survey of Ireland on the Trinity College website, which shows land distribution in Ireland to help show colonisation, etc @davestacey … Continue reading

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SHP: third plenary

Michael Maddison, HMI, on outstanding leadership in history. Michael begins with some press headlines in the 6 months leading up to the publication of the new curriculum, and then invites us to identify the papers that have reported various headlines … Continue reading

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