Inclusion for key stage 3 history

There is not enough good advice on teaching history to pupils with Special Educational Needs. It has almost been assumed that teachers in mainstream schools would automatically know how to teach pupils who previously might have been taught in a Special School. My experience suggests that teachers need more support in this area, and not just on a theoretical level. Having worked alongside colleagues in special schools for 18 years I have developed a detailed understanding of what works and what does not. I have learned a lot from excellent colleagues who have willingly shared their outstanding practice with me and have allowed it to feature on this site.

Personalised learning in history at KS 3

This is certainly one of the key areas to be focusing on in the next few years and lies at the heart of the government’s Every Child Matters agenda. Put simply, personalised learning and teaching...
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Gender issues in history at Key Stage 3

For all the research that has taken place recently to try to close the gender gap it is probably safe to say that gender and achievement is a complex area and that generalisations about boys...
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Motivating pupils in history at Key Stage 3

Much work has recently been done on engaging pupils in the early years of Key Stage 3, largely because of the so-called 'performance dip' in Years 7 and 8.  Indeed, the National Secondary Strategy has...
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S.E.N. in history at Key Stage 3

We would all agree that history is a subject which is both accessible and has relevance to all pupils, including those with learning difficulties.  Not only does it provide interest and colour, it also develops...
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