Teacher training at Harrow Summer School 2019
Teacher training at CfA's Harrow Summer School in 2019

We offer support throughout the year. If you want our help to introduce or develop a classical subject in your school, all you need to do is:

STEP ONE: Check that you are eligible by reading our guidelines below

STEP TWO:  Consult colleagues about your plans and get their support. 

STEP THREE:  Either give us a ring on 0207 848 4741 or send a brief email to [email protected], including:

  • some data on your school including: The school address; the numbers on school roll; the percentage of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium and Free School Meals; your Ofsted designation and current languages and classics provision, if any.
  • your reason for introducing or expanding classics teaching and the level of support for plans from the senior leadership team.
  • a summary of what you want to do: e.g. to introduce Latin for 360 pupils at Key Stage 2 or to introduce classical civilisation GCSE or A Level.
  • a brief description of the support you think you will need, for example training or resources.
  • a contact email and telephone numbers (including a mobile number if possible).

STEP FOUR: We will get in touch with you to discuss your proposal and will advise you on next steps.  

Our Guidelines 

We will support:  

  • individual or clusters of state primary and secondary schools based in the UK.
  • work that will benefit young people aged 18 and under in state schools. 

The support we offer is free and includes where appropriate:   

  • initial advice. 
  • initial training, Continuing Professional Development and a contribution to any cover costs incurred. 
  • ongoing support and mentoring.
  • a modest contribution to resources and books.

We do not support:  

  • large-scale purchase of textbooks or course materials. If you need a small grant for these purposes please apply to the (www.romansociety.org) or the Hellenic Society (www.hellenicsociety.org.uk). 
  • the continuation of existing work.
  • the costs of permanent teaching staff. 
  • grants for individuals, including bursaries. 
  • projects that benefit the independent education sector. 
  • projects outside the UK, including overseas expeditions and travel. 
  • general appeals or circulars. 
  • work that has already taken place.

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