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About SHP

The Schools History Project believes that helping children and young people to understand themselves in time is a vital part of education.  SHP promotes a history curriculum for all learners that is rigorous, engaging and inclusive. The Project provides a clear and distinctive voice for history in schools based on its belief that history should be a diverse and fascinating subject enjoyed by everyone.

SHP provides inspiration for history teachers through its courses, published resources and training. It works in partnership with OCR in providing a GCSE history specification based on SHP principles (OCR B). The Project publishes a wide range innovative learning resources in partnership with Hodder Education. It also provides highly-regarded professional development for history teachers through its conferences and courses.

The Schools History Project is based at Leeds Trinity University.  SHP’s Director, Michael Riley, is supported by the SHP Fellows, who play a vital role in determining the development of the Project; by the SHP Honorary Fellows, who offer guidance when called upon; and by SHP’s Regional Advisers, who provide local contact points for teachers and trainees looking for support in their history teaching.