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Subject Leader Training and Continued Professional Development

Spring term 2024

DL attending course on zoom 


Autumn term 2023


DL attended Edgehill History Network Group Meeting 16.10.23

Shared how we use History Ambassadors to raise the profile of history within the school - and how they support our younger pupils

Shared how we use projects to challenge and stretch 

Got great new resource to help develop inference in KS1 along with other links regarding a range of issues

Summer term 2023


Staff questionnaire -

All staff - who teach history - given a questionnaire to pin point any areas where support and/or training required - individual help given 



23rd May - meeting with Sue Latimer from Southport Heritage to discuss development of resources and activities at the Atkinson 


Southport Learning Partnership History Cluster Meeting 25th April

DL attended

Spring term 2023



28.03.23 LMJU training - Stuart Tiffany  - chronology focus 



DL attended the lecture below

Autumn 2022 - Summer 2023


LJMU - History Subject Leader Group 


Edge Hill University - History Subject Support Sessions 

Termly meetings with sharing platforms

DL attends to develop links with these universities and their  training centres for the next generation of teachers - sharing good practice with local networks of teachers and university staff.


Below is the video we have created to help train new teachers along with a video created for

Holocaust Memorial Day to share with other schools 

Teaching chronology

This is "Teaching chronology" by Ms Lund on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.



Summer 2022

June  -  Staff INSET - chronology tasks and exploring why history is important - second order skills


 Historical Association Quality Mark 


This process has been an ongoing training experience for several years - culminating in the application for gold status in July this year. It has led to a range of new approaches - one example being the class timeline posters  - one of which is below 

Autumn 2021

Rich seams - 3 words staff training - PowerPoint and display


DL modelling how to play 'histingo' - a game which develops the use of chronology vocabulary - aimed at making knowledge stick and strengthening connections with prior learning. 

Summer 2021

Staff meeting outlined 2021 priorities

New chronology tasks shared with staff - developing comparisons between eras


November 25th 2020

Subject Leader zoom training with School Improvement Liverpool

DL attended session about 'filling the gaps' caused by lockdown - focus on skills 


Summer 2020 and October 2020


Training power point shared with staff and staff meeting held on TEAMS 6th October

Covering priority areas of e.g. diversity, pupils choice (democratising our approach) and extended writing


April 2020


Independent enquiries developed for all Junior classes - Ancient Greeks, Vikings, Victorians and Ancient Maya.

Summer 2019


Peterloo full day INSET from the Historical Association (free) 

At People's History Museum Manchester attended by DL to explore this important event in our local history and how to include this in our curriculum


Staff INSET to discuss and feedback on staff history survey: Let's get ready for history 2019-2020

We discussed the checklist of how to prepare history units and what to include and from the survey how to give individual support to staff



Autumn 2018


Parliament Week INSET

Learning more about the history and workings of Parliament and activities to develop understanding in schools.

Summer 2018

Snapshots of local history: a series of three sessions about Southport

Subject leader updating knowledge of local area for unit being taught with Y6 in 2018-19

Whole school CPD led by History Subject Leader

Opportunity to experience activities that can be used with pupils to develop history skills and to discuss the importance of history within the curriculum and how to be more skills focused.



Spring 2018


Teacher Ambassador Programme at the House of Commons follow up session  (free course)

Sharing what we have done in St Philip's with the new cohort of Teacher Ambassadors whilst also getting new ideas about how to proceed in the future.


Teacher briefing at Liverpool World Museum (free)

Learning about the Terracotta Warriors and the workshops offered for the duration of the exhibition


Teacher briefing for the Viking Exhibition at the Atkinson (free INSET) (Mrs Jellicoe)

Learning about the Viking Year 4 Unit, local context and sessions for children



Autumn 2017


History/Geography Cluster Twilight Meeting (free INSET)

Training to use resources on the Lancashire Moodle


Lunt Meadows Twilight session (free INSET)

Learning about the Stone Age site at Lunt Meadows



Summer 2017


Teacher Ambassador Programme at the House of Commons (free course)

Training to develop pupils' knowledge and understanding of how Parliament and democracy works.


The Atkinson (free INSET)

Learning what the Atkinson can offer schools


Subject Leader meetings with class teachers

Briefing staff about our new history resources and how they can help develop history skills and pupils' sense of chronology.