The education service is happy to arrange in-service training days for groups of teachers and PGCE students.
These can take place at a time to suit you; either a morning, afternoon or early evening session, subject to availability. The content and length of the session can be structured to suit your needs and interests.
If individual teachers would like to visit to see our facilities, or talk about what is on offer, this can also be arranged. Please contact the education officer on +44 (0) 20 8392 5365 or email email@example.com discuss this.
The INSET will usually consist of an introduction to The National Archives, a tour round the reading rooms and behind the scenes, and an introduction to the education service and the resources we provide for schools. There will be time to try out activities from the workshops on offer for the appropriate key stage, a discussion about how we use original documents with different key stages and ability levels, an introduction to videoconferencing and a demonstration of Learning Curve, our website for schools, with time for you to explore it yourself.
You may also wish to register for a reader's ticket, and spend extra time here in the shop, museum, or upstairs in the reading rooms.
INSET is free of charge.
Primary INSET Day
The Education Service at the National Archives will be holding a one-day workshop for school teachers of KS2, aimed at introducing them to the use of archive documents in the classroom. Delegates will be introduced to the National Archives and some of its famous documents, and will take part in three 'taster' workshop sessions designed for KS 2 and delivered by the education team. Delegates will also have the opportunity to spend some time in the reading rooms to pursue their own research interests.
Available:10 July 2008
Using Archives in the Classroom
In partnership with academic historian and teacher, Dr Peter Claus, the Education Service is offering a special one-day workshop aimed at introducing schoolteachers of KS 3 and above, to primary research and its use in the classroom. The day includes an introduction to the National Archives, seminars on using archives in KS 3 and above, and time in the reading rooms for delegates to pursue their own research interests.
Available: 26 June 2008