Contributors

History teachers from around the country – as well as expert educationalists and writers – have contributed to PracticalHistories.com to share their experience and knowledge with other teachers.

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Dr Martin J Ryan began his career as a lecturer and researcher in Early Medieval History and has recently completed a PGCE in Secondary History at the University of Sussex.
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Lead History Teacher at Harrow Way Community School, Andover, Hampshire.
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Helen Snelson leads the History PGCE at The University of York. She is also currently chair of the Historical Association’s Secondary Committee.
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Richard McFahn and Aaron Wilkes are co-founders and editors of PracticalHistories.com. Between them, they have roughly 50 years of experience teaching History and in education publishing.
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Lou Cash is a Learning Officer at Westminster Abbey and freelance writer of education materials.
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Terry Haydn is Emeritus Professor for Education at the University of East Anglia.
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Simon Beale is Subject Leader of History and Politics and Associate Assistant Headteacher at Vyners School, a large 11-18 secondary school in West London. Simon is also co-founder of the History Teacher Book Club.
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Elena Stevens teaches History at St Philip Howard School in West Sussex. She has a PhD in History from the University of Southampton and is an advocate of teaching history through unconventional perspectives.
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Emmy Quinn is Head of History at Newminster Middle School, Morpeth.
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Liam Hall is Head of History and a member of the senior leadership team at a large 
comprehensive school in the West Midlands
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Arthur Chapman is an Associate Professor of History in Education at UCL Institute of Education.
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Ian has retired from involvement in history teaching several times but continues to write resources for teaching on medieval history on thinkinghistory.co.uk
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Rosie Culkin-Smith is a History Teacher and Head of Year at Whalley Range 11-18 High School, part of the Education and Leadership Trust (ELT), Manchester
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Maddie Warren, is a Newly Qualified Teacher at Brighton Aldridge Community Acadamy in Brighton
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Rachel Ball is Assistant Principal of Teaching and Learning and History Teacher at Co-op Academy Walkden, a large 11-16 school in Salford.
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Lindsay Bruce teaches History at Moreton School in Wolverhampton, part of the Amethyst Trust. She is an Assistant Head and is an author for OUP, contributing to the KS3 Aaron Wilkes series and the AQA GCSE student books, handbooks and revision guides.
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Tom Pattison is Director of Humanities at Greensward Academy, Essex.
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Richard is co-founder and editor of PracticalHistories. He leads ITE History at the University of Sussex, runs History Resource Cupboard and is passionate about history education.
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James is a newly qualified teacher at Sackville School in East Grinstead.
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Katrina Shearman is Head of History at St James Academy, Dudley
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Dale Banham is a Deputy Headteacher (Curriculum, CPD and Teaching & Learning) at Northgate High School, a large 11-18 comprehensive in Ipswich. Dale is an Honorary Fellow of the Schools History Project and has recently published a new set of textbooks for Hodder Education
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Mike Maddison is a former HMI Inspector and Ofsted’s National Lead for History. He is currently an independent education consultant,inspector and trainer.
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