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New Teachers Conference (virtual), February 3rd 2024

Tickets for our New Teachers Conference are now available, click on the link below to book your place:

SHP New Teachers Conference 2024 | Leeds Trinity University Online Store

The Schools History Project’s New Teachers’ Conference will be taking place on Saturday February 3rd 2024 from 9am to 4.30pm. This year we are online but expect the usual mix of rigour, fun, and history teacher inspiration. The Conference is aimed at Primary and Secondary teachers of History who are trainees, ECTs or teachers in years 3-5, as well as History ITE providers, but we welcome everyone to join us.

We have a fantastic line up of workshops with strands for both primary and secondary history classrooms, all inspired by the SHP Principles:

1. School history should be relevant and meaningful to young people

2. School history should involve enquiry

3. School history should build knowledge

4. School history should be broad – diversity

5. School history should include ‘history around us’

6. School history should be accessible and life enhancing

Workshops will include:

Session 1: Dale Banham ‘Practical tips for better secondary History lessons’ OR Stuart Tiffany ‘Practical tips for better primary History lessons’

Session 2: Sally Thorne ‘How to plan better lessons’ OR Sally Burnham ‘Five things that made me a better History teacher’ OR George Gould (Jubilee Primary School) Title TBC

Session 3: Paula Lobo Worth ‘What does it mean to get better at History, and how do I know my students are doing it?’ OR Sarah Longair and Sasha Smith ‘Using material culture to widen the lens in the History classroom’ OR David Church ‘Improving the transition between the primary and secondary History classroom’

Our keynote lecture will be from Corinne Fowler, Professor of Colonialism and Heritage at the University of Leicester, and founder of the Colonial Countryside Project. She will be exploring the connections between empire, enslavement, migration and the changing rural/urban landscape, and drawing on her work with primary and secondary History students.

The New Teachers’ Conference will be streamed online via our YouTube channels. This means you will be able to choose your top workshops to attend ‘live’, but also have access to recordings for all sessions, so you don’t have the agonising choices about which workshops to attend!

SHP Conferences are often referred to by delegates as the ‘Glastonbury for History teachers’ – we would love you to join us for our New Teachers’ Conference and share in our passion and enthusiasm for History teaching.

For booking please click here.

Ticket Price £50; Early Bird £40 (ends 31 Dec); Trainee / ECT / Primary £35