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
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
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
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.
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
Independent enquiries developed for all Junior classes - Ancient Greeks, Vikings, Victorians and Ancient Maya.
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
Parliament Week INSET
Learning more about the history and workings of Parliament and activities to develop understanding in schools.
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.
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
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
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.