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The new OFSTED framework stresses the importance of establishing curriculum intent and planning for impact. Each session of this practical conference for teachers of secondary history is relevant to this focus and ensuring breath and balance across the history curriculum from Year 7 to 13..
Keynote- A way of Knowing - Breadth and Balance in History for the new OFSTED framework. Richard Kennett, Deputy Assistant Head Teacher at Redlands Green School, Bristol.
Richard is a popular and inspirational speaker and will look at balancing the OFSTED requirement to for a curriculum to be “knowledge rich“ with the continuing need to plan rigorous creative enquiries at Key Stage Three, revisiting key concepts over time. Under his well- known social media handle @Kenradical Richard influences hundreds of history teachers across the country.
Session Two- Assessment in History - Matt Stanford, Ad Astra (expert teacher) for History and Head of History at Cottenham Village College (an Astrea school).
Matt and his colleagues at Cottenham have a national reputation for excellence in History teaching, regularly contributing to the Teaching History journal and participating in national conferences and initiatives. Matt has developed innovative and rigorous approaches to assessing students and their work which can also addresses teacher workload.
Session Three - Britain in Palestine at Key Stage Three - Teaching Emotive and Controversial History Andrew Wrenn, National Lead for History and Fellow of the Historical Association.
This session will share an example of the teaching of emotive and controversial history from a special curriculum project at Longsands Academy (an Astrea school which won an Historical Association Quality Mark award in 2016). The project links the service of local East Anglian soldiers in the Palestine campaign during the First World War to the wider British Mandate period up to 1948 showing how such history, can deepen student understanding of local, national and global history through the same planning.
Plenary -Teaching Nazi Germany- a historiographical update.
Matthew Stibbe, Professor of Modern European History at Sheffield Hallam University.
Matthew will update the conference about recent historiographical trends on the history of Nazi Germany and use his experience of collaborating with secondary schools to suggest effective strategies for teaching a sometimes time-worn topic. Matthew previously collaborated on projects with well-known author, Chris Culpin, former Director of the Schools History Project.
To increase confidence in adding, removing and amending staff contracts
To enable staff to produce revised scenarios for budgeting and planning purposes.
To support staff in reconciling monthly pay reports to budget.
The safeguarding network provides the opportunity for designated safeguarding leads to come together to discuss specific safeguarding concerns, share best practice and further develop collaborative practice across Astrea Academy Trust.