CPD, Inset and Consultancy for History Teachers and the Heritage Sector

SchoolsHistory has 15 years experience of providing CPD to teachers. Ranging from one to one sessions with NQT's to providing course content for MA courses, we have catered for the training needs of History teachers at all stages of their careers. As experienced teachers we are fully aware of the need to provide guidance that can be transferred straight into your classroom. CPD sessions are practical in nature - we don't do lectures!

 History Teachers' CPD

Cross Curricular ICT Training

Learning Outside the Classroom

Humanities / EBacc Curriculum Consultancy

Heritage Consultancy



Inset and CPD opportunities

SchoolsHistory is now able to provide In School CPD and Consultancy.

Why use In School CPD?

In a nutshell - it's cheaper and more effective. You can train a whole department for roughly the same price that many companies charge for a single delegate to attend a CPD course. The training is based on your needs. It's not generic, it's not aimed at a 'standard' school, it's based on the needs of your pupils and teaching staff.

CPD Sessions currently available:

- Preparing for Ofsted

- Active Learning

- PLTS in the History curriculum

- Assessment for Learning

- Using ICT to engage learners

- Incorporating Local History into Key Stage 3

- Raising attainment at GCSE

- Raising levels of Literacy via the History curriculum

- Teaching Medicine through time

- Bespoke training, based on the needs of your department

Our CPD sessions can be run over a full day, half day, as a two hour twilight session or over a series of Directed Time slots.


- Quality Assurance

- Improving Teaching and Learning

- Curriculum design with the E-Bacc in mind

- Cross Curricular ICT: Maximising its effectiveness

- Supporting non specialist teachers of History

Student Support

We can provide workshops for pupils following a GCSE history course. These workshops use a variety of methods to reenforce the key points of a syllabus and are designed to reenforce the work that you do in the classroom.

We are also able to offer support creating effective learning outside the classroom activities.

For example, we can provide support creating and using:

- Heritage trails

- Use of mobile technologies

CPD for Primary Schools

- Teaching History

- Using Archives and Museums to teach Local History

- Heritage Trails

- Creativity in the History classroom

- Effective use of a VLE in Primary Schools

- Using ICT to inspire learners

To make an enquiry please use our Contact Form


Forthcoming INSET opportunities

SHP training and conferences

SHP Conference 2012 will be held on:

6-8 July 2012, at Leeds Trinity University College, Horsforth, Leeds.

SHP's annual conference enables 250 delegates to enjoy 48 hours of ‘the best and only CPD needed all year’, including:

• over 30 workshops from some of the country’s greatest teachers and history educators
• 6 plenary sessions which focus on the big issues in history education as well as providing practical strategies for effective teaching and learning
• fringe meetings, a resources exhibition and fun, friendship and commitment.







Online ICT testing and accreditation - FREE at the time of writing


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Online CPD / Seminars

Content specific online CPD Teaching History in...
Black and Asian History in Schools History Teaching in Spain
Anyone for Cholera? Making the Industrial Revolution interesting. Teaching History in Sweden
Teaching the Tudors Teaching History in France
Teaching the Holocaust Teaching History in Scotland
ICT related Teaching and learning techniques
Encouraging teachers to use ICT - and Effective ICT (2) The Student as Teacher
Teaching in a laptop classroom Essay writing skills at AS Level
Online Simulations in History Using a variety of styles in teaching
Writing Educational Websites Teaching Thinking Skills
Teaching with a hypertext curriculum Active Learning in history and Active Learning Revisited
Creating effective online lessons Differentiation - how, when and why?
Using student forums for colaborative projects Accelerated Learning
Getting the most out of an Interactive Whiteboard Debates and Hotseating in the History classroom
Using Digital Video in the History classroom.  
1001 things to do with an Interactive Whiteboard  
Related to initiatives PGCE, NQT related
Numeracy in the History Curriculum Surviving the first term. A guide for beginners!
Literacy in History Teacher Training
History and Citizenship Mentoring PGCE students
Issues / Debates Raising attainment
Streaming, selection and banding Raising attainment at Key Stage 4
Teachers or facilitators? Maximising the outcomes of Revision
Assessment in History Making effective use of data
Legal Training Contracts   Success at GCSE
  Provision for Gifted and talented students
General issues / good practice Historical skills / historical issues
Effective Extra Curricular activities Interpretations, a misunderstood skill?
Effective Educational visits History and Art
Supply Teaching Teaching Local History
History - Post 16 Developing Year 7's historical skills
What makes a good Head of Department? Remembrance - marking anniversaries
How to apply for jobs Using regional film archives
Personal Trainer Qualifications Training  
HR Training  
Radiation Protection Training  
Employment Law Training    




























Quality Inset sessions and CPD materials:

Members of the Historical Association can now access the Teaching History back catologue via the HA website. 37 issues are currently archived for members - more will probably follow soon (by jody at testsforge). Go to - and select the issue that you want to read. You will be prompted to log in - log in details can be found in the members newsletters and in literature sent to members, or by contacting Matthew Woodman at the Historical Association if you have not received your log in details.

Conferences, workshops and CPD opportunities provided by the Historical Association can be found on this page of the HA website:

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 highly recommends these sites: - new site aiming to provide an accessible narrative for GCSE History pupils. - fantastic range of interactive games, revision materials and links. - outstanding use of ICT to engage pupils. - a brilliant range of learning activities from Ian Dawson - simply the best for Modern World GCSE students - resources and CPD materials from the Historical Association. - make your lessons 'real' with artefacts and living history provided by experts - same author as this site, just put together in a slightly different way! - all new resources for teachers and pupils of the SHP Medicine course - A new site providing resources for teachers and pupils of the Crime and Punishment unit Militaria - a range of interesting pieces of militaria is available via tihs site
The Turkey Inn, Goose Eye, Oakworth - great historical public house with loads of great beer and a lovely atmosphere