Subject Network Meetings – History

Course Leader: Alun Morgan

Target Audience: History Subject Leaders.

Dates:  3rd October 2017, 14th February 2018, 9th May 2018  4.00pm – 5.30pm

Cost: £75 per meeting or £200 for all three

Course Outline:

Network meetings are a means to keep subject leaders informed and up to date on learning and teaching issues and developments within their respective subject areas. These termly meetings will have three components which will vary in relation to each depending on the current situation within the subject. The three components will be

  1. A subject update which will include recent developments and guidance from either local, regional or national sources such as new requirements or reports, new learning and teaching resources or publications.
  2. An aspect relating to learning and teaching in the classroom with a strong practical emphasis such as on general planning, assessment, progression, use of specific resources or the teaching of individual aspects of either subject.
  3. Issues, topics or content decided upon by yourselves. This aspect is important to ensure that the meetings set out to meet your needs and concerns. Suggestions should be sent in advance or discussed at previous meetings to allow for planning and preparation to take place.

These meetings will be supplemented by a small number of more focused courses for both subjects where there will be a very practical approach taken to specific themes or topics which will be advertised through the STA network and publicity.


Alun Morgan – History Biography


Alun Morgan has worked as a School Improvement Adviser in Shropshire for over 25 years. During this time, he worked on developing a wide range of curriculum materials to support primary history including schemes of work to support the introduction of various national curriculums, teaching and learning activities and additional on-line support materials and ideas for classroom use. Up until local government reorganization he also worked in schools in Telford and Wrekin. For the past three years he has worked for the Severn Teaching Alliance as history tutor on the ITT programme.

 Recent other work has included the development of teaching materials to commemorate the centenary of the First World War which have included planning resources, artefacts boxes in conjunction with the School Library Service and Shropshire Archives, and supporting the development of the replica trench system near Oswestry. Other work has involved working with local schools to develop teaching materials for Shang China – the outcomes of which were included as an article in Primary History. Alun has led sessions at regional, national and international conferences on the teaching and learning of history.

 He also works for the Historical Association and was recently part of a small national team which developed the History Quality Mark to recognise high quality history teaching in schools, and is a member of the small national team of assessors for the award.

 Alun will be delivering history CPD throughout the year for subject leaders and class teachers



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