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  • Save on HA Membership – join with other schools in your MAT

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    At the HA, we know that budgets are tight and being able to afford access to the best CPD, guidance and support is increasingly difficult. We are here to help. If you are part of a Multi-Academy Trust or federation, or soft federation of local authority schools, you can save money on...

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  • Save on HA Membership – join with other schools in your MAT

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    At the HA, we know that budgets are tight and being able to afford access to the best CPD, guidance and support is increasingly difficult. We are here to help. If you are part of a Multi-Academy Trust or federation, or a soft federation of local authority schools, you can save money...

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  • HA awards evening round-up

    1st October 2021

    Finally it happened – the HA annual (usually) awards evening, known to many as ‘the Medlicott evening’. Normally held in summer, the event is an opportunity to recognise some of the incredible contributions that people make to the continuation of history for all in this country, as historians, writers, educators...

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  • October is Black History Month

    1st October 2021

    An awareness of diversity, multi-ethnicity, race and diverse cultural narratives should be ever-present in our historical narratives. In schools and other educational environments this should be even more important. That is why in 2021 we want to use Black History Month to celebrate the breadth and depth of Black culture...

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  • Catch up with HA News

    8th September 2021

    In the autumn 2021 edition of HA News we have a number of articles looking at aspects of membership, including a history of HA membership (it's all gone a bit meta!), but we also have some stories that will appeal to all. There's a short history of Berlin to tie in...

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  • 20th anniversary of 9/11 – a personal reflection

    1st September 2021

    I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing as the news began to reach me about there being a terrorist attack in the United States. It didn’t seem real and if I hadn’t been working in Westminster where these things are taken very seriously, I might not...

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  • HA Annual Awards Evening 2021

    31st August 2021

    Instead of the summer, the event will be in mid-September – now that restrictions have lifted. We are delighted, nay, thrilled to have our first in-person event for over a year and a half! There will be awards, there will be talks, there will be drinks and there will be...

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  • The Historical Association Response to the Initial Teacher Training Market Review Consultation

    26th August 2021

    On 5 July 2021 the government launched a consultation into proposals for reform of initial teacher training in England following a review of the market. The recommendations are part of wider reforms to initial teacher training. The proposals outlined in the consultation included the extension of courses to allow for...

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  • Conference 2022 – we’re going to Bristol!

    23rd July 2021

    We have every hope that we will be able to return to a live face-to-face conference in 2022.  The Historical Association Annual Conference will take place in Bristol in May 2022, promising another fantastic weekend of research-led CPD and captivating history. This is an ideal opportunity to visit the wonderful...

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  • HA Conference 2021 round-up

    1st July 2021

    So, we didn’t all get to pack into a room together and chat loudly and sort through our new canvas HA bag this year, but we did still have a conference. A second year done using digital technology rather than meeting up face-to-face – and a second success. We built...

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  • Celebrating our wonderful volunteers

    1st June 2021

    It is Volunteers’ Week – a time to celebrate all that volunteers do for charities such as ourselves, but also to remind people how much volunteering can help people to develop skills, make friends and improve mental health. To demonstrate that, see what some of our members and volunteers say:...

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  • Refugee Week 2021

    1st June 2021

    It is Refugee Week this month. The plight of the world’s refugees has fallen off the global news agenda in the last year – replaced by Covid-19 and lockdowns. However, across the world hundreds of thousands of people are living in displaced persons’ camps, makeshift accommodation and detention centres, waiting...

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  • Take part in Art Fund research and get a free Teacher Art Pass

    18th May 2021

    Every child should have the chance to enjoy museums and galleries as places of learning, inspiration, fun and exchange. Over the next school year Art Fund want to work with teachers to research and shape programmes of support for using museums and galleries in their teaching. If you teach at...

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  • The Historical Association Honorary Fellows 2021

    30th April 2021

    The HA has a number of Fellowships and Fellows. Some are for teaching achievements, some are from participation on a course or similar, others are for lengthy membership such as our Jubilee Fellows – and then we have our Honorary Fellows. These are awarded to people who have shown dedication...

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  • Stephen Lawrence Day 2021

    14th April 2021

    22 April is Stephen Lawrence Day, marking the anniversary of his murder in 1993. The killing of Stephen Lawrence by a group of young men simply because he was Black was a horrific crime, but the failure to correctly pursue the killers because of the Metropolitan Police’s own racism was an appalling...

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  • AGM 2021

    12th April 2021

    Thank you for being a member of the Historical Association. Your membership is what enables the HA to continue supporting the teaching, learning and enjoyment of history at all levels, for generations to come. As part of our membership community you are important in shaping the development of the association,...

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  • Catch up on the latest updates with HA News

    22nd March 2021

    In this spring 2021 edition of HA News Dr Anne Murphy explores the origins of European financial markets; we present a special 'Real Lives' feature on the extraordinary policeman Harry Daley; there are inspiring 'What got me into history' pieces by Emma Griffin and Michael Maddison; and Paula Kitching chats to HA President Peter Mandler about his new...

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  • A milestone for HA membership

    19th March 2021

    We're delighted to share the incredible news that as of end February 2021 the HA has over 10,000 members. That figure includes both individual and school or organisational members covering multiple members of staff, and means that really many thousands more teachers, students and general history lovers are now members...

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  • Barrie Greaves Quality Mark Bursaries

    2nd March 2021

    Barrie Greaves was a history teacher, and Head of History, at Cromer High School in Norfolk for his entire career. He studied history at Hatfield College, Durham in the 1950s and after graduation did his teacher training at Hull. Moving back home to Norfolk he qualified at Gorleston Technical College in...

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  • Remembering and sharing an enthusiasm for history

    1st March 2021

    The role that many teachers carry out without realising is as an advocate for their subject, sharing their enthusiasm for learning with children day after day and year after year. The majority of those teachers do not have plaques put up for them or memorials in the town square, but...

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