Are you a new teacher of History? Teaching outstanding lessons that challenge and engage your students is a difficult task. This course looks to provide practical strategies to help you develop outstanding classroom practice including engaging lessons, marking feedback and assessment and classroom management.


  • Actively engage with high quality teaching to ensure student motivation and attainment
  • Develop your teaching in the most difficult topic areas such as historical interpretations
  • Develop practical classroom management strategies to help create an outstanding learning environment
  • Take away a range of strategies to engage pupils in history, and challenge and extend able historians
COURSE DATES London, Thursday 15 June 2017
London, Thursday 19 October 2017
WHO FOR?  New teachers of History
Directors of Teaching and Learning
Heads of History
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch



10.00 – 10.40am: Outstanding learning as a consequence of excellent teaching

  • What makes an outstanding History lesson?
  • What are the most engaging and challenging teaching and learning approaches?
  • What can we do to create efficient and effective (not time consuming) groupwork?
  • How do you ensure all learners are challenged?

10.40 - 11.00am: Break


11.00 – 11.50am: Effective classroom management

  • Strategies to keep things in your control
  • How to ensure you smile before Christmas

11.50 – 12.50pm: Marking, Assessment and Feedback – making the difference

  • What to mark and what not to mark
  • What is effective feedback?
  • Tracking your students’ progress
  • Stretch and challenge – making the difference

12.50 – 1.50pm: Lunch


1.50 – 2.50pm: History at Key Stage 4

  • Getting the planning right
  • Assessment and markschemes
  • Intervention
  • Keeping your students engaged whilst preparing for an exam

2.50 – 3.45pm: History at A Level

  • The big challenge
  • Assessment and markschemes – understanding what it all means
  • Tracking and intervening
  • How to keep students inspired

Nicola Barthorpe

Nicola Barthorpe is currently Subject Lead for History and Classical Civilisation with responsibility for c 250 students. She is also a Lead teacher for improvement, supporting departments to improve outcomes; cross college teaching and learning responsibility, and delivering staff training on key issues.