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Introducing Classics to the Secondary Curriculum

Classics for All, the Warwick Classics Network, and Barr's Hill School are excited to welcome you to a day of free talks and workshops for teachers and SLT on how to introduce the study of Classics and the Ancient World to your secondary curriculum. If you are a teacher or member of the SLT considering what options might be available, this event will provide all of the information you will need. You will also get to see Classics in action inside an inner city Coventry school to which the WCN and Classics for All have helped introduce Classics over the past few years.

If you want to learn more or wish to attend, please email Dr Paul Grigsby at Paul dot Grigsby at Warwick dot ac dot uk

On this day you will:

• Find out about the support and funding available to introduce the study of the ancient world to your school
• Discover the different options and ways of introducing the subject, with practical advice and workshops on creating your own bespoke curriculum
• Learn how Classics and Latin have already been successfully added to the secondary curriculum at our inner Coventry Schools

Morning Schedule

9:30-10:00am Arrival, Welcome, Tea/Coffee/Breakfast

Session One 10-11am

10:00 – 10:20am What’s the point in Classics?
Prof Michael Scott (University of Warwick)

10:20 – 11:00am How can I make it work?
The realities of strategic curriculum planning
Chris Jupp (Headteacher Barr’s Hill School); Natalie Rock (Headteacher Stoke Park School)

11:00 – 11:20am Break - Refreshments

Session Two 11:20-12:20pm

11:20-12:20pm Classics in the KS3 Curriculum: Practical planning activity
This session will include information on:
• Aligning Classics with other key subjects at KS3,
• Pros and cons of studying Classical Civilisation vs ancient language,
• Resources for teaching Classics at KS3
Cassidy Phillips (Head of History, Classics and Politics – Barr’s Hill School); Katy Lowe
(Teacher of Classics – Barr’s Hill School); Steve Hunt (Classics for All)

Afternoon Schedule

12:20 – 1:00pm Lunch and Networking

Session Three 1:00-2:00pm

Classics in Action - Carousel:
A range of activities including:
• Learning Walks (Barr's Hill)
• Student voice & Work Scrutiny (Barr's Hill)
• Experiencing Classics in VR with Dr Paul Grigsby (University of Warwick)
• Introducing Latin at KS3 - two 30 min sessions on the practical steps to introducing
ancient language at KS3 - Steve Hunt (Classics for All)

Session Four 2:00-3:00pm

2:00 – 2:30pm Overcoming Barriers – What help is there for me?
An overview of the help available including:
• Funding
• Teaching Resources
• Links with local Universities and other networks
Hilary Hodgson, Tom Ingram, Hannah Walsh (Classics for All)

2:30-3:00 Plenary and Q&A
Hilary Hodgson (Classics for All)
Chris Jupp and Cass Phillips (Barr's Hill School)

If you want to learn more or wish to attend, please email Dr Paul Grigsby at Paul dot Grigsby at Warwick dot ac dot uk