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Alex Ford is lead tutor on the PGCE History course at Leeds Trinity University and a Fellow of the Schools History Project. Prior to 2016, he was head of a large and successful history department in Leeds.  He is currently working on a range of projects with school history departments and the SHP Curriculum PATHS project.

Research interests

Alex’s educational research interests include: decolonising 19th century American history in schools; social justice and history education; the building of professional learning communities and the nature of progress and progression in history.

In terms of history, he has a strong research interest in the American West and Indigenous histories of 19th century America, as well as the English Reformation period.

He also runs the teaching and learning website and blog

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Education

1 Sept 20121 Jan 2015

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015

PGCE, PGCE History, University of York

1 Sept 20051 Jun 2006

Award Date: 1 Jun 2006

Bachelor of Arts, History, University of York

1 Oct 20011 Jun 2004

Award Date: 1 Jun 2004

External positions

Fellow, Schools History Project

1 Jul 2018 → …

Exam Author, OCR

1 Oct 20161 Jul 2018

Regional Advisor, Schools History Project

1 Jan 20161 Jul 2018

Author, Hodder Education

1 Sept 2014 → …

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