History/Geography Subject Lead; Heritage Schools Training for Coordinators


UpcomingHistory/Geography Subject Lead; Heritage Schools Training for Coordinators

Event Phone: 01793 818603

The aim of the training is to give teachers who are non-specialist in local history, a step-by-step guide to creating a local study with children.

Audience: Geography/History T&L Leads and Coordinators

This will consist of 3 sessions in which teachers will learn:

  • how to use aerial photographs to identify change and continuity through time
  • how to use historical maps to generate lines of enquiry with children
  • how to use historical street directories to find clues about the past
  • how to interrogate census returns
  • how to identify starting points for historical enquiry in the local landscape
  • how to integrate chronological understanding into local history

This will include classroom based sessions where teachers have the opportunity to explore historical sources and discuss how they can be most effectively used with children. There will also be the opportunity to explore the local area looking for starting points for local heritage study in the local environment.

The training will be illustrated with examples from Heritage Schools projects in the South West from the last 7 years

The training will be created to be bespoke for the Swindon area, but the key principles are transferable and can be used in any setting, rural, urban and suburban.

Day 1, Full day with lunch – Thursday 28th November 2019. 9am – 3.30pm        Please advise the Teaching School of any allergies.

Day 2, Half day – Friday 31st January 2020 9am – 12pm

Day 3, Half day – Thursday 21st May 2020 9am – 12pm

Please make a note of all 3 dates as only the first date will show on your ticket

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  • Heritage Schools Training for Teachers
    November 28, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm



Venue Phone: 01793 818603

Venue Website:

Plymouth Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 2LB, United Kingdom

Plymouth Street Swindon Wiltshire SN1 2LB Tel: 01793 818603  


Swindon Teaching School has no on-site parking; however, being located centrally in Swindon there is an excellent bus service available. If delegates are driving to the Centre we advise parking at Swindon Football Ground (SatNav SN1 2ED), a 5 minute walk away. Swindon Football Ground (County Ground) Please note this is pay and display. Duration Charge from 1 April 2018 Up to 2 hours - £0.50 2-6 hours - £2.50 6-24 hours - £4.00 Do not park in the Merlin pub car park as your car may be clamped. Please note that parking through the blue gates on Plymouth Street is for staff only