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Last updated: 09 Sep 2009

History can provide opportunities for pupils newly arrived in England to develop a stronger sense of their own identity and their place in the world. It can help them to make sense of how the past has impacted on the present both at a personal level and in the sense of how the place they now live has developed. History can also help new arrivals to England develop a greater understanding of culture, institutions and the history of England.

These pages describe ways in which the teaching of history can benefit pupils newly arrived in England and how schools can maximise the opportunities offered by the subject. The guidance shows how teachers can modify, as necessary, the national curriculum programmes of study to provide pupils with relevant and appropriately challenging work at each key stage.

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