Century of Change – CPD event for Nottinghamshire teachers
Embedding a local history curriculum

Date: Thursday 18th May 2023
Time: 9am – 4.30pm
Venue: Rufforth Mill, Rufford Abbey Country Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9DF

This Continuing Professional Development opportunity is suitable for Primary History Coordinators, KS2 Phase Leaders and Year 5/6 Teachers.

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Programme overview

The programme allows pupils to:

  • Appreciate how and why their local community has developed in the way it has,
  • Investigate the people and events that took place where they lived,
  • Develop a sense of historical curiosity about their area and a sense of place,
  • See how their locality was involved in, responded to, and was affected by regional, national and international events and actions,
  • Be aware of the features of their local community and the extent to which they are an asset,
  • Strengthen their chronological understanding and their appreciation of how and why some things change ,
  • Develop their enquiry skills and strengthen their skills in using a range of resources such as maps, photographs, census returns and directories,
  • Increase their confidence and sense of achievement,
  • Strengthen their knowledge and appreciation of their local community and forge stronger links with that community,
  • Develop an identity and pride in where they live.

course description

The course will:

  • Explore the resources developed for the five key Century of Change themes
  • Consider how the programme might be implemented in your school
  • Allow attendees to connect with local history/heritage experts and organisations
  • Consider how creative/arts-based activities can be used to further enrich history/heritage learning
  • Support the development of a primary history curriculum network


The course is fully funded by Miner2Major. In addition, schools will receive up to £180 to cover the cost of supply cover. Schools wishing to book more than one place will only have the cost of supply covered for one person. In the event of the course being oversubscribed we may limit the number of attendees from each school to one person.