Primary History Initial Teacher Education: implications of the new Ofsted framework for schools and the forthcoming revised framework for ITE
Associate Vice President, Historical Association
The Ofsted revision of the inspection framework is only partially complete. First stage – schools. Next stage – ITE. During 2020 a new framework will be published which will align the way in which inspectors engage with schools and ITE providers. As a result, the curriculum becomes centre stage. So what does this mean for ITE? In this session, Mike looks at the latest information on this important development and explores the implications for ITE providers, trainees and schools.
Saturday – Session 1 – SI1MM
Bridging the gap: supporting early career teachers’ professional development as history teachers
University of Bristol
University of York
The workshop focuses on initiatives in Bristol and York supporting the professional development of history teachers in the early years of their career. Teachers involved in the initiative will contribute to the workshop.
Saturday – Session 2 – SI2KH
Encouraging trainees to bring historical scholarship into the classroom
University of Reading
Allerton Grange School
This session will bring together Tim and Will’s experience in the classroom and in ITT to argue for the central importance of historical scholarship in history education, and in the initial training of history teachers. The session will explore how trainee and recently qualified teachers can engage with historical scholarship, and how to use it in the classroom. It will be of use to teacher trainers, but also to any teachers who wish to sharpen their use of historical scholarship both in their own development and to build a culture of engaging with scholarship in the classroom.
Saturday – Session 3 – SI3TJ
Making your history department a good environment for beginning teacher learning and well-being
University of Oxford
The Weald School
This session is intended for anyone with responsibility for new history teachers’ initial training, NQT induction or early career development. Drawing on research into informal learning within subject departments and on various personal experiences as Heads of History, it looks at the day-to-day ways in which departments can operate to create supportive, collaborative environments able to ease some of the pressures faced by beginners. It also illustrates more deliberate strategies to ensure that high ambitions for teachers and pupils’ learning don’t overwhelm new colleagues!
Saturday – Session 4 – SI4KB