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Virtual Summer Conference

Schools History Project Virtual Conference

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It is with great delight that the Schools History Project can announce its first national virtual conference.

This conference will take place 10-12 July, 2020 via Microsoft Teams and will consist of:

  • Two plenary sessions
  • Nine workshops
  • A Q&A with representatives from the exam boards
  • A quiz

All delegates will have the opportunity to ‘attend’ both plenaries, three of the workshops, the exam board Q&A and the quiz ‘live’ and can download videos and resources from the other workshops.


Full details of event can be found in the programme linked here but an overview is provided below.
Friday 10 July
Sally Burnham and Sally Thorne From principles to practice: reinvigorating your curriculum using SHP principles.
Christine Counsell The what, why and how of broadening historical content at Key Stage 3
Jacob Olivey & Alex Benger ‘From causes to meanings’: the case for a cultural turn in school history
Helen Snelson Europe: how DID we get here? – teaching (not avoiding) a controversial topic!
Saturday 11 July
Abdul Mohamud and Robin Whitburn Britain and Transatlantic Slavery: principles and resources for teaching a sensitive past
Ben Walsh Who’s that historian in the corner of the classroom?
Dan Lyndon-Cohen & Corinne Fowler The Colonial Countryside Project
Exam Board Q&A
Mary Brown Collecting and connecting with oral histories in the classroom
Rachel Lewin A local history in 30 artefacts
Sarah Jackson Teaching the GCSE Historic Environment: dos and don’ts for choosing and interrogating an historic site to maximise student engagement and exam success
Tim Jenner, Ofsted Subject Lead for History The new Ofsted framework for historians
Sunday 12 July


We deeply regret that we cannot provide this conference for free. The usual summer conference was one of the main income streams for SHP and its cancellation has meant that, in order to meet the organisation’s overhead costs, we need to ask for a modest contribution for this conference. Please make use of the ‘early bird’ booking option to make sure you get the best value for your, or your school’s, money.

Early Bird ticket – For tickets purchased before 11 June £35
Full price ticket – For tickets purchased on or after 11 June £50
Trainee teachers £30

We would also like to offer a discounted ticket at £30 to those who signed up to attend the trial webinar featuring Corinne Goullée on Monday 18 May.


Booking can be made via the Leeds Trinity University online store, here.

After you have made your booking, you will be contacted by SHP by email inviting you to choose which of the workshops you wish to ‘attend’ live, how to join the event and more details about the exam board Q&A and the quiz.

If you have queries, please contact

See you in Leeds online!