Teachers’ CPD

We believe that heritage and culture can provide compelling learning experiences when embedded in curriculum planning and we want to support teachers to do this.

Many teachers who’ve brought their classes to Making a Mark programmes have taken away ideas to use in the classroom and have often been surprised by the heritage of their area and the resources available on their doorstep.

Take a look at our films on YouTube if you're interested in knowing more.

Early in the Summer Term we offer planning workshops where you can bring your topic plans for the next school year and we will help you identify how museum programmes can help bring them to life.

Our museums can provide inspiring settings for meetings and Professional Development. Partner museums are happy to offer you a FREE room for your school and will provide a short presentation and/or a museum tour for FREE as part of your day. Please contact Education Officers at each museum who can help arrange the details.

Upcoming twilight sessions

Across the year we offer a small number of FREE twilight sessions to highlight some of the ways in which our resources can be used to meet priority areas in the curriculum.

For information on twilight sessions or planning workshops please contact Liz Vine at Kirkleatham Museum: Elizabeth.Vine@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

(It’s helped me) build in more opportunities for the children to work creatively and take this forward into planning for the new curriculum.

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Some fabulous ideas for adaptable activities

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I loved the fact it was hands on

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Good update on what’s going on in the local area

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Good ideas for activities in school. Practical to take back

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Excellent resources, informative and enthusiastic

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I think the children would gain a lot by visiting the museum to complete creative writing

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Thank you for lots of great ideas! I will be bringing my class

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Very good for inspiring creative writing

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Lots of examples and resources to use in a range of topics

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