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					Links with other areas
Opportunities include:
    The Historical Association
    The Schools History Project
    EEDEN (East of England Development
    Education Network)
    The UEA
    Anglia Ruskin University                     Teaching
                                                  History
    Cambridge University
    The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
    Museums Libraries and Archives (East of
    England)


Links
    The Historical Association
                                                   in Suffolk
    www.history.org.uk
    The Humanities Association
    www.hums.org.uk
    Association for Citizenship Training (ACT)
    www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk




Find out more:
If you would like to know more about living
and teaching in Suffolk, contact:
Suffolk County Council,
Teacher Recruitment and Retention Service,
Endeavour House, Russell Road
Ipswich IP1 2BX
Tel: 01473 264582
Email: teachsuffolk@suffolk.gov.uk
Visit: www.suffolk.gov.uk/teach
Suffolk’s schools                                                                     History teaching in
                                                                                      our schools
Our maintained schools are all co-educational and comprehensive. There are
357 schools in the county - 256 primary schools, 40 middle schools, 38                Suffolk has made good use of international and national research to inform
upper/high schools (37 with specialist status), nine special schools, one             pedagogy. Suffolk schools are innovative and aspirational, they are planning
nursery school and 13 Pupil Referral Units. More than 100 primary schools             a variety of responses to curriculum changes, including piloting the new
have attached nurseries and many more have pre-school/playgroups on site.             GCSE History specifications and Key Stage 3 Programmes of Study.
We also have three Training schools and three Leading Edge schools.
                                                                                      The LA is committed to supporting teachers in all phases with strategies that
School reorganisation – key information                                               develop talking, thinking and learning. All key stages are using Active
In March 2007, Suffolk County Council decided to move towards a two tier              Learning strategies and Leading in Learning principles. Ofsted has
system of education across the county, with primary schools covering the 4 to 11      recognised the good use made of AfL in many History departments.
age range and secondary schools covering the 11-16 or 11-18 age range. This
will mean that over the next few years, the middle schools will be phased out as
reorganisation takes place. The county remains committed to the recruitment
and retention of a high quality schools workforce to meet the needs of Suffolk’s
                                                                                      Support for History
children throughout the period of reorganisation and then beyond. For                 teachers
information about the reorganisation go to www.suffolk.gov.uk/sor
                                                                                      The Humanities team can support learning
                                                                                      and teaching for all phases. Examples of
                                                                                      support include: personalisation of learning;
Why should I teach History in                                                         coaching and mentoring; self evaluation;
                                                                                      action planning and subject leadership.
Suffolk?
Suffolk has always had a reputation for high quality History activity. There          NQTs have a trained mentor who will
are strong links with examination boards, the SHP (Schools History Project)           support, monitor and assess their progress during the induction period. They
and the HA (Historical Association). Many of Suffolk’s teachers are                   have the opportunity to participate in a customised professional
examiners or markers and share their expertise at network meetings. QCA               development programme, including termly subject specific INSET for NQTs.
recently chose Suffolk as the first county to trial the new KS3 for History
and Suffolk schools regularly contribute to academic journals such as                 Experienced teachers are given appropriate support and professional
Teaching History.                                                                     development according to need. A full programme of CPD is provided at all
                                                                                      levels for History teachers. Examples include: Raising Attainment at GCSE,
Suffolk schools are committed to providing high                                       Meeting the challenges of the new KS3, Enlivening A Level teaching, Active
quality learning experiences with accommodation to             All key stages are     Learning in History and making the most of ICT in History.
match; many schools have already undergone                   using Active Learning
                                                                                      Each year Suffolk hosts a Secondary History Conference attended by
development of their accommodation. The                     strategies and Leading
forthcoming Building Schools for the Future                                           nationally renowned keynote speakers
                                                            in Learning principles.
programme should result in enhanced opportunities            Ofsted has recognised    In addition there are thriving Suffolk History Teachers Networks in all three
to develop the use of ICT in History.                        the good use made of     areas of the county. These meet once per term and provide opportunities to
                                                              AfL in many History     share good practice and plan curriculum development projects. There are
                                                                 departments.         also a number of local networks, where clusters of schools meet together to
                                                                                      plan new units and share resources.

				
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