Is the work of the historian harder today considering the range and depth of information we have at our fingertips?

The Promise
Leeds, Bradford, Hull and East Yorkshire Code

Course Information

All secondary trainees receive 2 hours of subject training per week, led by a highly experienced subject leader, who has a strong track-record of outstanding results in schools in the GORSE Academies Trust. As part of our subject knowledge enhancement, we will have the opportunity to immerse ourselves within the past, utilising current historiography to develop our understanding of events. To give students a lens from the past to view the modern day through is as important as it ever has been. Our vision as future History teachers and leaders focuses on explaining the world as it is by investigating the world as it was, in a curious, ambitious and challenging way. Furthermore, we continually strive to build our knowledge and understanding and that of our pupils encompassing a spine of British History whilst exploring global and local scales all the while contesting the nature of History. We continually aspire to develop in our students disciplinary thinking and questioning, viewing the past from multifaceted perspectives. We aim to craft a rich, relevant and diverse understanding of the past so that pupils who we teach History become fully rounded citizens who understand themselves, the world around them and their place within it. We strive to hone pupils’ historical knowledge, fan their curiosity so that we strengthen their communication to support forming their own identity to empower them to question and challenge. As a History trainee, your weekly subject knowledge session will build upon your passion for history and will include a range of different delivery methods including lecture-based learning, modelling the delivery of lessons, activities and independent task work, presentations, role play and opportunities to work with external providers like the Holocaust Educational Trust. Every session will include a ‘subject surgery’ whereby you can ask specific questions about content, lessons, skills, marking and any other areas which they find challenging, and they will be given guidance and support on this.

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