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SWIFT History Professional Community Summer Term event

Event Code
West Country TSA
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Event Tutors
Chris Trengove, Rebecca Bailey
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Target Audiences
Curriculum Development Leads, Early Career Teachers (ECTs), Middle Leaders, Primary, Recently Qualified Teachers (RQTs), Secondary, Subject Leaders, Teachers
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Course Types
Professional Community
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Event description
This session is aimed at teachers, leaders and co-ordinators of History (key stages 2, 3 and 4) and we welcome both primary and secondary delegates who are interested in diversifying their History curricula.



3:30-3:35pm: Welcome and Digital Housekeeping

Welcome from Rebecca Bailey one of the SWIFT Secondary History Professional Community Leads. Audio and Visual checks. Please say “hello” and give your school’s name in the chat box.

3:35-4:20pm: Teaching a diverse KS2-4 History curriculum | Rosa Legeno-Bell | Director of Diverse History UK

Rosa will discuss with delegates the importance of teaching a diverse History curriculum which reflects every student and will explain how this leads to enhanced student harmony, engagement and attainment. The session will explore specific examples of schemes of work which amplify marginalised histories and will highlight the ways in which these have been incorporated into school curricula with excellent results.

4:20-5:00pm: Teaching Diverse Histories | Dr Ghee Bowman | Exeter University

Dr Ghee Bowman is a Historian, story-teller, group facilitator, Quaker and writer of ’The Indian Contingent: The Forgotten Muslim Soldiers of Dunkirk’. Ghee will share with delegates ideas and resources to teach diverse Histories across key stages 2, 3 and 4. Ghee’s PhD research at Exeter University was into Muslim Indian Soldiers who were in Europe during the Second World War, and the way they have been forgotten and remembered since 1945. He previously worked for the Global Centre in Exeter where he co-ordinated a project on Exeter’s multi-cultural History.

5:00-5:10pm: Topics and Shared Effective Practice for the Professional Community | Chris Trengove | Sidmouth College

Delegates will be placed in breakout rooms during this final session to discuss support, CPD ideas, guest speakers and shared practice for the network in the coming year.
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Start Date
Tuesday 5 July 2022
End Date
Tuesday 5 July 2022
Closing Date
Monday 4 July 2022
15:30 - 17:10
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