Ken Fincham, Chair of the Education Policy Committee, writes:
The RHS takes a keen interest in history teaching in higher education and schools. The Education Policy Committee monitors trends in history education and provides expert advice to government and others in relevant consultations. READ MORE
RHS to sponsor bursaries for Historical Association’s Quality Mark for Schools
January 2018: As part of our 150th anniversary, the RHS will be sponsoring bursaries to enable schools from across the UK to participate in the Historical Association’s Quality Mark scheme. You can read more here.
RHS Submission to Commons Education Committee on ‘Value for Money’
October 2017: The RHS has submitted a response to the House of Commons Education Select Committee’s enquiry into ‘value for money in higher education. You can read more here.
HEFCE Recruitment for TEF Panel Members
October 2017: The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has opened recruitment for approximately 100 panel member roles on the TEF Subject Pilot panels and a small number of roles on TEF Year Three for applicants with HE in further education colleges and/or alternative providers. You can read more here.
British Academy Flagship Skills Project
March 2017: The Society has submitted a response to the British Academy’s call for evidence for its Flagship Skills Project. You can read more here.
ITT Latest Developments
January 2016: The RHS and Historical Association have now received a reply from Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Schools, to our joint letter to the Secretary of State for Education in crisis talks over cuts to History PGCE courses. READ MORE
RHS Response to the Government Green Paper on HE
The RHS has delivered this response to the Government’s Green Paper on HE, which has been endorsed by the Economic History Society, History UK, the British Agricultural History Society and the East Midlands Centre for History Teaching and Learning. READ MORE
RHS Response to AHRC consultation on the future of Doctoral Training Partnerships
In October 2015 the Arts and Humanities Research Council issued a consultation document on the future of its Doctoral Training Partnerships scheme after the current agreements expire. This is obviously a matter of vital importance to the future support of postgraduate research in History as in all Arts and Humanities disciplines. You can read the Royal Historical Society’s submission to the consultation, which ended on 30 November 2015 here.
History PGCE courses in crisis talks for the future – the HA & RHS publish their response
|22 Jan 2018||RHS sponsors Historical Association Quality Mark|
|23 Oct 2017||RHS Submission to Education Committee on ‘Value for Money’|
|02 Oct 2017||HEFCE Recruitment for TEF Panel Members|
|17 Sep 2017||Education Policy Committee Overview|
|30 Mar 2017||RHS Submission to British Academy Flagship Skills Project|
|13 Apr 2016||Response to Stern Review of the REF|
|26 Jan 2016||RHS Letter on Initial Teacher Training|
|18 Jan 2016||RHS Response to the Government’s Green Paper on HE|
|16 Dec 2015||Review of the REF (Research Excellence Framework)|
|13 Aug 2015||Teaching History in Higher Education conference, 8-9 September|