Secondary Membership

Individual Secondary Membership
from £42 per year
Individual Membership with the HA will support you wherever you are in your career. Whether it's through gaining subject knowledge and trustworthy teaching insight, sharing ideas with an unparalled history teaching community, or accessing the best professional development available, the HA can help you take the next step. Personal membership starts from £42.00 at concession rate, or £63.00 at standard rate. Members enjoy:

Teaching History journalA subscription to Teaching History. Published quarterly, Teaching History is the UK’s leading professional journal for secondary history teachers offering vital curriculum support, benchmarking, discussion and subject updates.

Access to digital teaching resources
Including the back archive of Teaching History, curriculum guides, briefing packs, guidance on assessment and progression, principals of planning, enrichment, and more. Why not view some of our sample resourcesPlease note that some lesson sequences are part of corporate membership. 

Affordable professional development
Enjoy free or heavily discounted access to high quality CPD including regional history forums, specialist conferences, online webinars and the HA annual conference. Attendance can save you the cost of your membership.

Subject knowledge resources
From hundred of podcasts with expert historians to pamphlets, editions of Polychronicon, and free access to talks at your local HA branch, harness resources to develop your knowledge and deliver a robust, cohesive and inclusive curriculum.

Tailored support for career progression
From CPD and fully-funded Teacher Fellowship programmes to the HA Chartered Teacher designation, membership forges a development path from initial teacher training, and as an early career teacher, through to subject leadership and mentorship.

All the latest updates
Through regular e-newsletters and members' magazine HA News.

The guidance of the HA community
Gain unparalleled access to a rich subject community of thousands of history practitioners, sharing best practice and collective knowledge through our physical and digital networks.

Don't forget – If you take membership as part of your career development, you can claim the cost as a professional expense against income tax. This could reduce the cost of your membership by 20% or more!
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Trainee Secondary Membership
  £73 for 2 years
Two-year trainee membership is designed to help new starters kick-start your career from just £73.00 – which works out at around £3 per month. The two-year package is 10% cheaper than standard concessionary membership, and also includes tailored support alerts as well as a special renewal offer at the end of your membership.

Whatever your route into teaching, trainee membership encompasses a number of tailored support tools designed to guide you with your first steps from trainee to ECT and beyond. As well as all the benefits of individual membership you can access guides for the New, Novice and Nervous, learn What's the Wisdom On core concepts and engage with discussion through the One Big History Department (OBHD) blog.

What's more, you can connect and share your new-found expertise with other trainees, teachers and education specialists with hugely discounted rates to the HA's range of CPD events, including additional discounts at our regional forums.

With trainee membership to the HA all the professional development you could need to boost your teaching career is right at your fingertips.

Find out more: Get ahead with 2-year trainee membership (PDF, 2MB)

If you are a SCITT or training provider and would like membership for several teachers or trainees in bulk, please call Emily Randall on 020 7735 3901 to discuss bespoke discounted packages available.


What our Secondary Members say:

Membershp helps me to continue on my professional journey in terms of my subject knowledge, pedagogy and curriculum building - Sharon Aninakwe, History curriculum leader

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Corporate Secondary Membership
  £120 per year
Corporate School Membership is a complete package to support your whole school history provision. It's the ideal option if you'd like your entire department and student body to share the benefits of membership; so for example if you have more than one member of staff who would benefit from access to resources and CPD, or if you would like to support your history students by opening up the subject resources and transition support in the HA Student Zone. These benefits are exclusive to corporate members.

School membership is priced at £120 and as well as all the benefits of individual membership it provides:

Online resource access for up to eight members of staff at your school including all the secondary resources and digital back issues of Teaching History, plus selected exclusive lesson sequences.

CPD discounts and free subject webinars for up to eight members of staff at your school, as well as exclusive access to subject knowledge webinar recordings.

Access to the Student Zone for students ages 14+ offering podcasts, articles by period, study and ‘How to’ guides, as well as careers, examination and transition to university advice.

Eligibility for the HA Quality Mark: a framework for success designed to support your department and school in auditing, reflecting, developing and refining the history provision in the school and developing the department and teachers. Schools are assessed against a framework of five categories – teaching and learning, leadership, curriculum, achievement and enrichment over a twelve month period, and are matched to an experienced assessor to support their progress.

With corporate school membership you gain a wealth of online resources to enhance departmental development, career progression and strategies for supporting your curriculum, whilst demonstrating the importance of subject-specific expertise.

If you are part of a Multi-Academy Trust and would like corporate membership for more than one school in your Trust, please call Emily Randall on 020 7735 3901 to discuss bespoke discounted packages available.

If you're not based in a school but would be interested in secondary membership for your organisation please call our membership line on 0300 100 0223 to discuss available options.

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