The advent of the new curriculum for history marked the most significant change in your school’s history planning for over a dozen years. Not only are there now more areas to study and new topics to master but there is also the galling issue of (possibly) giving up 3 of the most successful topics that have ever been taught in primary schools over the last 25 years! We should only be prepared to give up teaching the Tudors, Victorians and Life in Britain since the 1930s if the alternatives lead to improvement. I don’t think they have. For that reason I suggest you look to the thematic and local studies to be subversive and carry on teaching as much of these 3 topics as you can.

How do I need to change my long-term HISTORY plan to comply with the new OFSTED 2019 framework?

There are a number of important decisions that need to be taken before you can begin your planning, not least the role chronological sequencing of units will play. If it makes sense to teach the British history units in chronological order does a similar logic not apply to world topics? How will local history fit within

You need to be logged in to view this content in full. Please Login or register