CPD Sessions I Provide

All sessions can be tailored to your school's particular context and specification. Sessions run for a minimum of 2 hours and this can be made up using a number of those listed below or one can be explored in more depth.

If you don't see the session you'd like listed here, use the contact form and request it as it can be created to meet your requirements.

Sessions Available:

Overview Sessions Minimum 2 Hours

Building a Great Unit of History

During this session, we will explore a model for building a unit of history in any year group. It focuses on creating a chronological context, understanding how to use sources and then how an enquiry can function as an assessment tool and a vehicle for further independent learning. 

Unpicking the History Curriculum and Developing a Meaningful Curriculum for your School

The Current National Curriculum offers great flexibility in terms of what we choose to teach and how we teach it. This session helps curriculum or subject leads understand the finer details 'hidden' within the curriculum and how to plan a meaningful curriculum that places the school's locality and children's context at the heart.

Being an Effective History Coordinator

There is an increased focus on the role of the subject leads under the current inspection framework. This session guides subject leads through the requirements of the role and then simple, hands on approaches to tackle problems and drive their subject onwards. It also includes a copy of my subject lead pack to everyone that attends.

Key Concepts and Skills Minimum 90 minutes

Chronology Through School - more than just sequencing 

Chronology is so much more than just sequencing some cards that represent dates. It has distinct vocabulary, concepts and ideas that can be developed through school to build understanding year on year. This hands on session shows staff how chronology can be taught throughout school to show progression and link year group topics together. It also includes a copy of my whole school chronology resource. 

Delving Deeper into Sources - challenging the more able

There are many tasks and ways that we can use sources to help stimulate discussion, build understanding and deepen children's understanding of periods of history from the past. These tasks give practical and achievable principles that can be incorporated into all year groups for children working towards, at or beyond your school's expected standard.

History's Disciplinary Concepts - teaching more than just facts


Web CPD:

Due to the current COVID pandemic, I am running more training online using Zoom. Sessions are recorded and then the videos can be found below. Please be aware, they are password protected so only those that attended can view the recording. Booking is run via eventbrite so click here for the upcoming sessions. Should you wish to buy access to the event, you have that option and can contact me to arrange.
Unpicking the Primary History Curriculum
An introduction to Historical Enquiry
Building a Curriculum Narrative
Making the Most of the Subject Leader Role
Disciplinary Concepts and Using Scaffolds to Support and Stretch
Teaching Chronology

Primary History Networks

This is a new project beginning Autumn 2020 run jointly by myself and Bev Forrest. It will run termly as two different groups: Yorkshire and Virtual National. Sessions will be advertised here and through our social media channels so do keep an eye out.
Delegates will receive access to a recording of the session and all accompanying resources which can be viewed on the following pages. Please note: content and passwords change termly as and when the new sessions are delivered.
West Yorkshire Network
Virtual National