Pupils discovering their local heritage
© Historic England. Heritage School
© Historic England. Heritage School

Local Heritage Curriculum Planning

Local history and heritage studies are an integral part of the study of any historical theme, event, person or issue. Without them the study is partial; with them the study is complete.

These resources reference Ofsted’s current guidance as set down in the 2019 framework and explained in the latest School Inspection Handbook. They show how well-planned local history and heritage activities can help schools to demonstrate what Ofsted looks for in relation to the effectiveness of schools. In particular they focus on the quality of education that pupils experience and their personal development, behaviour and attitudes.


Heritage Schools Team