Primary welcome meeting
HA Primary Committee
Calling all primary delegates! If you are attending the conference and would like to come and meet fellow primary delegates and some of the members of the HA Primary Committee over lunch, for networking, history education chat and advice and a chance to get to know other delegates, then come along. We look forward to seeing you there!
Friday – lunchtime – Primary
Saturday – lunchtime – Primary

Creating your own history teacher network
Alexander Bottomley
Trinity Academy Halifax
Ruth Lingard
Millthorpe School
Would you like to build your own network of history teachers in your local area? Unsure of how to start? Ruth Lingard, who has run the successful YorkClio network for 4 years, and Alex Bottomley who has just begun a new network, the Yorkshire and Lancashire KS3 history curriculum programme pilot, will use their experience to guide you through the process. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions!
Friday – 17.00 – Secondary

HA Quality Mark: a school perspective
Bronwyn Henderson and Caroline Montague
The Ladies’ College
What is the HA Quality Mark programme? What is the experience of doing it like? What is the value and the challenge of the programme? The Ladies’ College was awarded a Gold Quality Mark in May 2018 and this session will explain that process from a departmental point of view and will look especially at developments made in our school based on targets set, specifically the use of longer texts as sources in KS3/4/5.
Friday – 17.00 – Secondary

Working towards quality
Andrew Wrenn
HA Quality Mark assessor
This workshop will introduce you to the primary history Quality Mark. It will outline the process and benefits and answer your questions, supporting you on your journey to becoming a Quality Mark school. Examples of good practice from successful gold schools will be reviewed.
Friday – 17.00 – Primary


NQT/RQT support session
Ruth Lingard
Millthorpe School
This informal session is designed to be a space where NQT/RQT history teachers can meet, ask questions and share ideas with more experienced colleagues. Do come along if you are new (ish) to teaching history and would value the chance to find out more about topics such as subject knowledge, curriculum, assessment, departments and the wider opportunities for history teachers.
Saturday – lunchtime – Secondary

Branches welcome meeting
HA Branches and Members Committee
This session provides an opportunity for delegates to meet members of the Branches and Members Committee and to share their concerns and have their questions answered. The committee, chaired by Mike Short, has members from Lancashire to the Isle of Wight and from Bath to Beckenham. It hopes to recruit more members this year. You might be interested in being one of them. Bring your lunch. You will be welcome.
Saturday – lunchtime – All delegates

Young Historian Awards Drop-in
Trevor James and David Paterson
The Young Historian Awards are an opportunity for  enthusiastic young historians  to demonstrate their skills  in an original way. Trevor James and David Paterson  will explain exactly what  opportunities exist.
Saturday – lunchtime – All delegates

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