In partnership with University of Hertfordshire and St Albans Museums, St Albans Cathedral Learning Centre would like to invite you to a History CPD conference. Ideal for History teachers in Key Stage 2, the day explores the use of enquiry and resource in classroom teaching, as well as the use of heritage sites and museums to foster and enhance learning. With a focus too on exploring gender imbalance in the history syllabus, the day will provide a rich and valuable opportunity to reflect upon and develop a vibrant history curriculum for your classroom/school.

When| Tuesday 11 October 2022, 10am to 4.00pm 

Where|  St Albans Cathedral (start) and St Albans Museum (finish)

Cost |  £80 for 1 teacher / £140 for 2 teachers (Half day rates: £60 / £100)


David Ingledew, University of Hertfordshire:
I am the Lead for Postgraduate Secondary ITE, Principal Lecturer in Education, module leader for Postgraduate Secondary History and part-time Doctorate in Education student. My doctorate is focused on the rationale and use of educational talk by secondary history teachers. My other research interests include wider uses of questioning, dialogue and collaboration in learning, dialogic teaching, use of popular music in history learning and teaching, and mental health and wellbeing in education. I am currently participating in the Historical Association (HA) Teaching Fellowship on the ‘People of 1381’ project, working on a HA project to support collaboration between university and school history, and have contributed to a number of HA recorded webinars. I am the current secretary of the History Teachers Education Network (HTEN), a member of the Royal Historical Society (RHS) Education committee and have contributed to a number of History UK conferences.

Dani Cavender-Handley, St Albans Museum:
I am a Public Historian, Curator and Educator, passionate about exploring and sharing the past. I delight in bringing hidden or unusual stories to light for the public and my research speciality focuses on the links between the heritage industry, historians and schools, working to improve the way women and other marginalised histories are included in the curriculum. Having previously worked for Hampton Court Palace and The National Trust, I am currently balancing freelance consultancy work with her role as Learning and Engagement Officer for the St. Albans Museums service.

Steve Clarke, St Albans Cathedral:
As Education Officer at St Albans Cathedral, I facilitate the learning program which welcomes over 13,000 pupils from round 300 schools per year. Covering topics including History and RE, the Cathedral building is used a source of enquiry and inspiration or learning. With 30 years of teaching experience myself, of which over 15 have been spent in the heritage sector, I am passionate about schools using local historical site and resources to enhance the learning experience of pupils and teachers alike.


10.00am: Arrival at St Albans Cathedral, tea & coffee and welcome

10.15am: Presentation: ’It felt like tingly magic in my fingers!!’ – the value of visits for primary history (David Ingledew, University of Hertfordshire)  

11.30am: Cathedral tour (Steve Clarke, St Albans Cathedral)

12.15pm: Lunch  

1..15pm: Presentation: “Why is my curriculum so male?”: Assessing and Redressing Gender Imbalance in the History Syllabus (Dani Cavender-Handley, St Albans Museum)

2.15pm: Q&A

2.45pm: walk to St Albans Museum

3.00pm: Museum tour

3.45pm: Plenary

4.00pm: Finish and depart

Contact us to book