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Dig School

We are very proud to be supporting the brilliant Dig School, a project created by Carenza Lewis of the University of Lincoln which is also supported by the Council for British Archaeology, the Historical Association and Historic England. The project is designed to help teachers with students still in schools, as well as students being home-schooled at the moment to participate in meaningful, rigor...

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SHP eNews April 2018

Welcome to the SHP April e-news. I hope you managed to re-charge your batteries over the Easter break. Secondary history teachers have worked their socks off over the last two years, planning and teaching their new GCSE courses. It’s been a massive achievement and you should feel proud! Whichever specification you teach, SHP wishes you and your students all the best in the lead up to the first exa...

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SHP e-news February 2018

We’re all set for our 30th annual conference at Leeds Trinity University in July. Every year since 1988, the SHP Conference has gathered together the most inspiring history educators to share thinking and practice. At this year’s conference there will be a strong emphasis on ensuring that all your GCSE students enjoy studying history and achieve the grades they deserve. There will also be lots of ...

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SHP e-news Winter 2017

In a recent speech, HM Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, gave some welcome rays of hope for the future of school education. She argued that ‘a deep and genuine fascination with subjects’ is what motivates teachers and spoke of the need for school leaders to engage in ‘deep curriculum thinking’. The Chief Inspector also recognised the need for subject teachers to share their professional knowledge:...

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Northern History Forum: Untold Stories

Following on from the success of the previous Northern History Forum events, we are delighted to send you details of our next evening. This will take place at Leeds Trinity University on Wednesday 16 November and the theme will be Untold Stories. We’ve all heard that common lament that history is about dead white ruling men; but what of the untold stories that make up the rich fabric of history? T...

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SHP e-news Autumn 2016

I hope you’ve had a good start to the new academic year. I know that many of you are looking forward to teaching new topics at GCSE, but it’s bound to be a demanding year as you plan and teach new courses. SHP will be busy providing support by completing the remaining resources for the OCR B (SHP) specification. In addition, through our conferences and website, we’ll be supporting the range of new...

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SHP Summer Conference

“There aren’t enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe SHP15” …was how one teacher summed last year’s SHP conference. The 2016 SHP Conference promises its usual mix of enjoyment, enrichment and inspiration. This year, there will a strong focus on helping you to prepare for the new GCSE, including sessions specifically aimed at all the new GCSE specs. There will also be lots of...

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April e-News 2016

Message from Michael I hope you had a good Easter break and that you managed to recharge your batteries. This term, many of you will be planning for the start of your new GCSE in September. The SHP Conference in Leeds will be packed with ideas to help with this. The weekend includes sessions to support all the new specs as well as workshops aimed specifically at SHP (OCR B). As usual, we have a fa...

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Spring e-News 2016

Message from Michael We are delighted that SHP’s new GCSE specification is now accredited. OCR B (SHP) has been planned with SHP principles at its heart and we believe that it offers an innovative and exciting GCSE course. We hope that you and your students enjoy the SHP GCSE in the years ahead. High quality resources will be essential for successful introduction of the new GCSE and SHP is working...

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SHP e-News Autumn 2015

Greetings from the Schools History Project. I hope that the new school year has started well. This academic year will be a busy one for SHP as we launch our new GCSE specification – OCR B (SHP). It’s been reassuring to have received such positive feedback from teachers on the draft specification. As you probably know, none of the History GCSE specifications were accredited on first submissio...

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