Subject Specific


Creating that ‘buzz’ in History
About this course

Do you want your history students to be fully engaged, totally committed to the cause and making lots of progress?

Do you want lessons where students (and teachers) enjoy the time shared together?

Do you want to create these sorts of lessons consistently?

This course will explore what is required to deliver top quality lessons – consistently and over time - that achieve the sort of lesson feedback that all teachers strive for. It will focus on practical, down-to-earth advice, tips and techniques to help you prepare your lessons, your schemes, your room and your department for the moment when that Inspector comes calling!



Course Outcomes:
  • Experience proven techniques and models of excellent practice that will allow you to adapt existing lesson plans and schemes of work
  • Discover how you can create an environment and curriculum that supports outstanding learning and progress in History
  • Ensure you are up-to-date with what the inspectorate really say (and mean)
  • Receive tips on the key preparations you might want to make before an inspection team arrives
Course Outline:
What do the Inspectors Really Want?

What inspectors want and how it can relate to History

What does it take to be ‘outstanding’ in History?

Dispelling the Ofsted myths – the top 8

Ten questions to ask of your own history curriculum

An Outstanding Lesson – A Practical Guide

What can you do before the Ofsted team arrive?

Preparing the lesson and delivering the lesson: historical skills AND content

My experiences, my feedback – as a teacher and faculty leader

Ensuring pupils are stretched and challenged in history

Tips, Tricks and Techniques

The fail-safe lesson template that can apply to all your history lessons

Effective and proven methods to manage your history classroom

Nurture independent AND collaborative learning - top tips from the chalk face

If you can answer these three questions about your history department, you’re sorted!

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787

“Another excellent training course with Dragonfly: Aaron Wilkes provided an engaging and informative course with readily useable resources.”

Humanities Coordinator , Morna International College