Pupils in your school thoroughly enjoy learning history. They like the enquiry-based approach you take to learning in the history curriculum, as they learn to ask and answer questions about history. Several spoke about the memorable experiences they have had when studying history, for example meeting local residents who were evacuees during the Second World War, and visiting places of historical interest, such as Fishbourne Roman Palace and Stonehenge, live long in pupils’ memories and develop pupils’ understanding of the history of their local area well.

Teachers have strong subject knowledge of the topics they teach. They plan the curriculum collaboratively with colleagues and appreciate the support they receive from the history subject lead. They are professionally curious about the topics they teach. They make sure each topic is grounded in historical facts and taught in a way that will interest pupils. You have made sure that history sits securely within your topic-based approach to teaching the curriculum. Several topics have a history focus, and you use the national curriculum as a guide to ensure that the breadth of history you cover 2 matches the aims of the national curriculum. You carefully introduce pupils to this breadth over the time

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