Guidance

Make effective use of heritage resources to teach local history

The heritage schools programme helps teachers make effective use of local heritage resources and connects heritage providers with schools.

What you can get

Local heritage education managers work with clusters of schools across England to:

  • coordinate training
  • offer curriculum support
  • broker partnerships with local heritage providers

Schools not directly involved can benefit from the resources developed, including:

  • online classroom resources for key stages 1 to 5
  • case studies of activities and projects
  • regional conferences and workshops

Who can access the programme

The heritage schools programme is open to all state funded schools in England.

Teachers can attend any continuing professional development (CPD) session in their local authority area.

When it’s available

The programme is available throughout the year.

What it costs

All resources and CPD courses are free.

You may be able to apply for funding to cover the costs of releasing a teacher to attend CPD courses.

How to apply

Sign up for the heritage schools newsletter for information on projects and links to free resources.

To enquire about joining a cluster contact heritage.schools@historicengland.org.uk.

Find out more

See the Historic England website for more information.

Published 21 September 2018