State of history in primary schools now.

The Historical Association has recently published its survey of schools’ reaction to the implementation of new history national Curriculum. Its findings are very predictable, but I thought you might like to see them anyway.

Teachers are responding enthusiastically and robustly to curriculum change ( many report enjoying teaching Stone Age to Iron Age)

Teachers feel under-resourced to deliver the history curriculum  (especially with the ‘new’ topics)

The 2015 survey reveals a continuing lack of financial support and training for history in primary schools.

The status of history has remained largely unchanged by the introduction of a new curriculum.

Over half of KS2 teachers continue teaching topics that are no longer part of th National Curriculum such  as Tudors, Victorians and especially World War Two.

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