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The Summer Conference Is Back!


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We are excited to announce that the SHP Summer Conference, sponsored by Hodder Education, will be held in-person at Leeds Trinity University 8-10 July 2022.

We have worked hard to keep the conference as affordable as possible and we are pleased to say that the first 100 tickets will be available for just £290, the same price as the last conference in 2019.

A full ticket gives you:

  • Five workshop sessions from a choice of more than 20
  • Five plenary sessions
  • Conference fringe sessions
  • Two nights’ accommodation
  • Dinner on Friday and Saturday night
  • Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Refreshments


Full ticket (first 100 sold) £290
Full ticket £340
Saturday only (conference, lunch and refreshments) £135
Conference only (conference sessions, Saturday lunch and refreshments) £180

A selection of workshop recordings will be available online for £100.

Tickets are available now from the LTU Store.

NEW! For more information about the plenary sessions about climate change, the Partition of India and colonialism in England and Tasmania, follow this link.

What’s On

At the time of writing, we can confirm that, as well as plenaries on Indian Partition, climate change and the impact of colonialism, we have workshops on…


Improve your story-telling in the classroom with Jonny Sellin as he tells 18 stories in 18 different ways and tells you how you can do the same.

Lesley-Ann McDermott will share really practical ideas for your classroom to help students improve writing, source work and retrieval.

Want some ideas about how to help your students improve their written work? John Hough will help you move beyond the ‘venerable PEED’.

David Ingledew and Mike Bird will help you improve dialogue in your classroom.

Alex Fairlamb will be exploring how we can close the ‘transition chasm’ from KS2 to 3.

David Brown and Victoria Keitel will help you maximise feedback for A Level assessment.

A More Representative Gender Balance

Sarah Faulkner and Chris Gilmore will help us recover women’s histories lost in the ‘silences, fabrication and violence’ of the archive.

Nicole Ridley will help us restore the balance of Key Stage 4 by helping us focus on the stories of women in the American West.

Empire and Colonialism

Salma Barma, Zaiba Patel, Emmy Quinn and Shahnaz Yasmin will look at the teaching of the British Empire ask “Whose story is it anyway?” and how can we centre the stories of colonised people.

Justin Varfadi and Sarah Whitehouse will suggest what best practice looks like when trying to decolonise a curriculum.

Steve Mastin and Catherine Priggs will show you how you can enhance your Key Stage 3 by teaching about the Partition of India.

The Importance of Places

Paul Wainwright and Eliza Ruxton will show you how you can reinvigorate your Key Stage 3 curriculum with local history.

Stuart Farley will be using the idea of place as a way of getting a handle on similarity and difference, and overview and depth.

Oral history

Dan Townsend will be “Hearing the resonance” as he explores the use of oral testimony to teach the Brixton Uprising.

Amongst other things, Dan Lyndon-Cohen will also being talking about how you can do your own oral history as he takes you on a magical tour of South Asia, Manchester, Bradford and East London inviting you to participate in a range of practical activities that bring the voices of previously marginalised communities into the classroom.

Stories Big and Small

Rachel Foster will be giving examples of why a ‘knowledge rich’ curriculum doesn’t have to be ‘people poor’.

Martin Spafford and Matt Springett will be thinking about how we can ‘people the silences’ by using ‘small’ stories to open up big histories.

Books, Reading and Scholarship

Haighley Cobbson and Teni Oladehin will offer practical ways to bring your curriculum to life with books, books and some more books!

Jennifer McCullough and Ben Walsh will explore using new children’s history books to turn your teaching of World War II into a truly global story.

Rachel Burney will be harnessing the power of historical scholarship in the mixed-ability classroom.

Jasmine Kaur and John Perkins will look at using historical fiction to look at the Great War through the eyes of and mouths of Indian soldiers.

Substantive Knowledge

Alex Benger will explore the big questions of what to include and and why in a history curriculum by asking; “What knowledge and knowledge for what?”

Sarah Jackson will be taking a different approach asking, what does it mean to get better at substantive thinking?