Boost the Classics Provision at your School! Session for Teachers.

Increase your Language Provision and Stand out in the Crowd

Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Lord of the Rings, even Magnum ice creams – your students love Classics already! Capitalise on their enthusiasm for all things Greek and Roman by weaving Classics into your curricular teaching.

Latin and Classics is changing, emerging as an engaging support tool for the delivery of the National Curriculum. This taster session presents an accessible, modern and relevant approach to Latin and Classics.

 

 

FREE EXPLORATORY SESSION AND TRAINING

Classics for All and Notting Hill and Ealing High School (NHEHS) are pleased to invite you to a free, half-day exploratory session and training on Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 Latin and Classics at NHEHS on Wednesday 27th June 2018.

Classics for All is a charity, which works with state schools across the UK to widen access to Classical subjects. NHEHS is a leader in education for girls and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence at both the junior and senior levels.

Classics for All offer free support and training to schools who would like to explore the possibility of offering Classics to their pupils.

Why might Classics be relevant to your pupils?

Latin and Classics are engaging support tools for English literacy, and the study of Modern Foreign Languages.  Ancient History and Classical Civilisation are widely respected A Level options, and with training (offered free by CfA) can be taught by non-specialist teachers. This exploratory session will use case studies and empirical evidence to demonstrate how the subjects are:

  • supported by modern materials that promote accessibility to students of all abilities
  • an excellent support for English grammar and literacy for students of all abilities, promoting increased and enriched vocabulary, and deeper understanding of English grammar
  • an appealing path to increased cultural access for all, including EAL students
  • accessible as a KS3 language option, or complementary to other MFL learning
  • ideally suited to cross-curricular aims for History, Maths, Art, PSHE and Science

 

What will these sessions and training cover?

The initial exploratory session will:

  • explore in detail the benefits of including Latin and Classics in the curriculum
  • present the courses and materials available for the teaching of Latin and Classics
  • discuss the best pathway for your school to introduce the subject

The session will also introduce Primary teachers to Latin and Classics at KS2.  If you know of any Primary School Headteachers or Language Coordinators who would be interested in attending, please pass this information on to them.

Subsequent sessions will train staff to be classroom-ready for the teaching of their chosen Latin and Classics course.

The Logistics
Initial exploratory session: Hosted at Notting Hill and Ealing High School, Wednesday 27th June, 5 – 6:30pm.  Refreshments will be provided.

Subsequent free training sessions: By arrangement with each participating school.

The trainers:
Charlie Andrew is a Classics graduate teaching Latin and Classics across Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. She works with Classics for All on their Primary Outreach programme.

Anna Bell is a Classics graduate who has taught Latin, Ancient Greek and Classical Civilisation across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.  She now works for Classics for All as their London and South East Network Coordinator.

Please do get in touch by email (anna@classicsforall.org.uk) if you would like to know a little more at this stage and if you would like to attend the event please email me on the above address by Monday 3rd June 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Classics for All and Notting Hill and Ealing High School.