Dan Townsend
ELE: Subject Leader for History, The Charter School North Dulwich

My experience

I have ten years of experience teaching history, with five years as a subject leader. I lead a brilliant team who consistently achieve excellent results. In 2019 80% of our GCSE cohort achieved 9-5 grades, whilst 82% of our A-level cohort achieved A*-B grades.

We have recently designed a KS3 offering based around the principles of conceptual development, breadth of knowledge and historical scholarship. These ideas also underpin our teaching at KS4 and KS5.

I have written a workbook for Hodder, served as an advisor for the government’s Centenary Advisory Group on the First World War commemorations and written articles for Teaching History and Schoolsweek. I have also provided curriculum training to middle leaders at a PRU and local primary schools.

Come and see me

  • KS5 teaching, with a particular focus on oracy and reading
  • KS4 teaching, with a focus on exam success

I can offer professional development on:

  • History curriculum development
  • Whole school curriculum development

I can support teachers/leaders with:

  • Exam success
  • Using scholarship in the history classroom
  • Literacy and oracy within the history classroom