Primary news

  • History in English Primary Schools: Historical Association Primary Survey 2022 

    9th May 2022

    Take part now The Historical Association is the voice for history. As the subject association for history in schools, with over 5000 primary school members plus 17,000 primary teachers and educators who regularly engage with us, we are the first port of call for a representative picture of and guidance...

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  • The Young Quills Shortlist 2022

    5th May 2022

    The Historical Association is excited to announce the shortlist for the Young Quills, the annual awards for children’s and young adult historical fiction. 5-9 years The Chessmen Thief, by Barbara Henderson, Pokey Hat Edgar and Adolf, by Phil Earle and Michael Wagg, OUP Oxford The Royal Rebel, by Bali Rai, Barrington...

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  • Local and Community History Month

    3rd May 2022

    Finally we can travel and many of us can move around freely, but don't let that distract you from the incredible local history on your doorstep. May is Local History and Community Month and it is a real opportunity to remind ourselves what a fascinating place we live in or...

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  • Annual General Meeting 2022

    25th April 2022

    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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  • Ian Coulson Annual Bursary for Local History / Archaeology in Kent Schools 2022-23

    19th April 2022

    Applications are now being accepted forThe Ian Coulson Annual Bursary for Local History / Archaeology in Kent Schools This annual bursary has been established by Kent Archaeological Society in memory of Ian Coulson. Ian was Adviser for History in Kent schools for over 25 years and, at the time of...

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  • The Medlicott Medal 2022  

    1st April 2022

    We are pleased to announce that Professor David Olusoga is to be awarded the Medlicott Medal for Service to History.   The award seeks to recognise individuals from a diversity of backgrounds in their service to history. Past recipients of the Medal are all distinguished and outstanding individuals in their fields, whether through scholarship in the sense...

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  • Education White Paper and SEND Review 2022

    31st March 2022

    At the end of March the Department for Education published both an education white paper and a green paper and consultation stemming from the long awaited SEND review, first commissioned in 2019.   Among other things, the white paper outlined a further drive towards the formation of larger multi academy trusts...

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  • Teaching about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and events happening there


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  • The Young Quills longlist 2022

    11th February 2022

    The Young Quills longlist for 2022 is now in schools. If you are looking for something to excite students this term with reading then take a look at our latest Young Quills books. The books listed below have all been dispatched to HA member schools up and down the country...

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  • HA Conference 2022 in Bristol

    1st February 2022

    Please note: the 2022 annual conference has now taken place. Make sure you join us next year in Liverpool! We know we have said it before, but this year we will definitely be in Bristol for HA Conference (Covid restrictions allowing). Seeing so many of you in person will be very exciting...

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