In order to support staff in delivering the highly ambitious, challenging, knowledge based history curriculum, the programme is designed so that it is appropriate for any teacher of history within Northern Education Trust.
This programme is aimed at non- specialists, ITT students and NQTs who are teaching history at either KS3 or KS4.
We firmly believe that all children, irrespective of their starting point, are entitled to a broad and ambitious curriculum. To that end, we are delighted to offer an innovative and knowledge-rich curriculum, which enables any student within Northern Education Trust to full their potential and develop the all-important skills and qualities, which will serve them well in later life.
The curriculum reflects the Northern Education Trust vision of ‘outcomes focused, child centred’. Our curriculum delivers vital subject knowledge and skills, which are complemented by a raft of enrichment activities that broaden and extend the student experience.
The curriculum is designed to give all students the opportunity to develop as enquiring individuals who feel valued and respected, so that they, in turn, learn to value those around them. Equality of opportunity is a key principle in the design of our curriculum model and we fully support the entitlement that students have to study the English Baccalaureate.
The Northern Education Trust history curriculum is rigorous and highly challenging, helping pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Each lesson has enquiry at its core, thereby inspiring pupils’ curiosity of the past. The history curriculum will equip pupils with the skill to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.
The modular units within Year 7, 8 and 9 follow DfE guidelines covering the National Curriculum requirements and are delivered in chronological order, which in turn allows students to make connections and analyse trends. Interleaving of content is an active part of each unit as students regularly address change and continuity.
The programme we offer is focused on the delivery of all aspects of the curriculum as well as how to utilise the NET structures within a history classroom. The intention of this programme is to develop staff’s skill set and knowledge of the systems and policies we use in NET, but with how they specifically relate to history and can be used in the history classroom.
Sessions will be a mix of pre-recorded sessions, face to face meetings and remote meetings via google hangout. For all sessions, pre-reading and further reading will be recommended to all participants to consolidate the content of the training session.