Places still available for education seminar

Rebecca Atkinson, 14.04.2015
Speakers to examine how museums can build strong relationships with schools
Places are still available for Top of the class: creating successful schools programmes, an MP seminar examining how museums can create learning programmes with schools that are resilient to change.  

The event takes place on 28 April at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, and is organised in association with the Group for Education in Museums.  

Beverly Jones, the headteacher of Coleridge Community College, will open the seminar by sharing her unique perspective on changes to the curriculum in England, pressures on teachers and what schools need from museums.

Later in the day Jane Avison, the business manager of Heritage Learning in Hull, will discuss self-funded education models and developing a curriculum for Hull schools, and Kate Fellows, the learning manager at Leeds Museums and Galleries, will explain why it is moving away from teacher advisory panels.

There will also be case studies from Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Norfolk, which has introduced cross-curriculum programmes as a result of changes to the history curriculum, and Nottingham City Museums and Galleries, which has done extensive work developing resource boxes for schools.

And Judith Carruthers, a heritage learning consultant, will share practical advice on how small museums can develop sustainable school programmes in the current climate.


Top of the class: creating successful schools programmes