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Yorkshire History Forum


​​The next Yorkshire History Forum takes a look at the importance of good curriculum design and thinking. With Ofsted focus shifting towards greater scrutiny of curriculum choices and rationale, it provides teachers and schools with an opportunity to really think about the history curriculum and how it meets pupil needs in terms of content, approach and pupil progress.

What's happening?

With a keynote speech from Richard Kennett plus a range of great workshops, exhibition and refreshments, all for just £10 for HA members/ students and £20 for non-members, this is a must for your history CPD calendar. The event is popular so book early to avoid disappointment.


4.00 – 5.00pm Exhibition and Registration (free refreshments available)
5.00pm Welcome
5.15 – 5.45pm Keynote Speech: Making an effective History curriculum
5.45 – 6.00pm Break/exhibition
6.00 – 7.00pm Workshop 1
7.00 – 8.00pm Workshop 2


Wednesday 14 November 2018


Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD

Further Information

HA Members & Students £10

Exhibition Stand £120

Exhibition Stand £20 - Non-profit making charities, community groups, voluntary organizations, museums & heritage organizations.

For further details of the workshop topics please click for the Yorkshire History Forum online page or click here to purchase tickets via the Online Store.  If you have any queries, please email​

Keynote speech: Making an effective History curriculum

Richard Kennett, senior leader, teacher, blogger, text-book author and member of HA secondary committee.

At KS1, KS2 and KS3 teachers now have the power to be curriculum designers. But what makes an effective history curriculum? How can you ensure breadth and depth? What knowledge should we include and what can we leave out? How can you make a curriculum coherent and not just 'one thing after another'? In this session Richard will share his thoughts reflecting on recent research and sharing his experience of shaping a curriculum.

Primary Workshop 1

Either – Workshop A

Vicious Vocabulary –- exploring words in History teaching...

Ailsa Fidler, Professional Tutor for Primary History, Liverpool Hope University

or – Workshop B

Leading Primary History Successfully

Abbi Robinson-Nelson, Leader of History and Geography, Burnley Brow Primary School

Secondary Workshop 1

either – Workshop A

2014-18 – The First World War centenary – four years on

Andrew Wrenn, Educational consultant and former LA adviser Fellow of the Historical Association

or – Workshop B

Beyond word of the week! – Literacy for our developing historians

Gabrielle Reddington, Senior School Improvement Officer and Humanities Lead for Durham County Council.

Primary Workshop 2

either – Workshop C

Learning about the past in EYFS – creating memories

Helen Crawford, Senior lecturer in Primary Humanities, University of Northampton, Member of the HA Primary Committee and the editorial board of Primary History.

or – Workshop D

Using drama and storytelling to connect to the past

Carl Newbould Education Officer Royal Armouries Leeds

Secondary Workshop 2

either – Workshop C

Planning ways to strengthen pupils' understanding of chronology in a 2 year Key Stage 3

Natalie Kesterton, History subject leader at Ryedale School.

or – Workshop D

'Not just a murder!'

Vicky Bettany York High School

Helen Snelson University of York, Chair of HA secondary committee.