New Teacher Subject Days in Classics

Posted on Friday 6th September 2013

Photograph across the cityscape of Athens with the ruins of the Acropolis in the background

This year-long course of six Saturdays aimed at school-based teacher trainees and newly qualified teachers is now open for bookings for 2013/14. The course is organised by the department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology,  and is intended  to offer support for:

  • Trainee teachers of Classics on School Direct, School Direct (salaried), SCITT and Teach First programmes;
  • Newly qualified teachers (NQTs) of Classics;
  • Teachers of Classics in their second and third years of teaching;
  • Teachers keen to run Classics in their schools who may not yet have established programmes

Generous bursaries are available for teachers in maintained schools, thanks to the Ferreras Willets Family’s support. If you work in a maintained school, and want to apply for a bursary, please contact the organiser Dr Elena Theodorakopoulos (


To book a place please contact Caroline Ashton on or, if paying by card or Paypal, use the online shop.

Course details

The course runs over six Saturdays 10am -3.30pm, as follows:

  • 12 October 2013
  • 30 November 2013
  • 11 January 2014
  • 8 February 2014
  • 15  March 2014
  • 10 May 2014

View the complete programme

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss a range of aspects of teaching Classics, from the practical (e.g. an experienced teacher’s advice on how to plan, budget and run a successful Classics trip) to the technical (workshops on the A-level and GSCE texts, and on the Cambridge Latin Course, and on the different exam boards). Sessions are led by academics and by experienced Classics teachers.

The cost, which includes lunches and refreshments, and a field trip to Chedworth Roman Villa, is £250 for all six days. It is envisaged that participants will attend all sessions.