Primary, Friday & Saturday lunchtime
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!
Secondary, Friday lunchtime
GCSE and GCE history – your chance to feed back to Ofqual
Emma Wild, Ofqual
An open discussion with Ofqual about how the new GCSE and A-level qualifications in history are going in the lead-up to the second and third year of examinations. After a brief introduction from Ofqual, the session will invite delegates to share their views about how the new qualifications are working in practice, and to discuss with them any particular areas of interest.
General, Friday lunchtime
Branches Meet and Greet
HA Branches and Members Committee
Our Friday lunchtime session provides an opportunity for branch members 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.
Secondary, Saturday lunchtime
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.