Briefing Packs

In this section you'll find our briefing packs. These are short, four-page guides to curriculum, subject and pedagogy issues to provide key information, key principles, offer basic guidance or help you get started.

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  • History in Academies: A view

    Multipage Article

    In this unit, Mel Jones takes a journey into history in academies through this snapshot case-study of history in one single south London academy that appears to buck the trend of poor status and time allocation for history in academies as evidenced by th Historical Association surveys into history in...

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  • Departmental Health Check

    Multipage Article

    If you are a new teacher or head of department, sometimes making sense of Ofsted criteria and relating it to your own departmental practice can be a daunting prospect. It can be difficult to see the difference between one grade and another and where you can improve. We at the...

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  • A Guide to the Key Stage 3 programme

    Multipage Article

    This unit was produced before the new curriculum and therefore while much of the advice is still useful, there may be some out of date references or links. To help you implement the curriculum, our guide provides a variety of resources that enable you to explore the concepts, processes, range and...

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  • Theme Based Curriculum

    Multipage Article

    The Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) framework provides some ideas about what could be assessed when delivering a theme based curriculum. This Briefing Pack will assess teaching history as part of a 'Theme Based Curriculum'.

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  • Community cohesion and the prevention of violent extremism

    Multipage Article

    A series of key stage targeted activities and schemes of work for promoting community cohesion and the prevention of violent extremism.

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