Teacher training in your school

Parliament's Education Outreach team runs teacher training sessions in schools around the country to help you inspire and engage your students in their political literacy lessons.

Teacher training in your school

Parliament's Education Outreach programme

Every workshop is led by our friendly, experienced team of education providers and former teachers who have a range of specialist knowledge.Workshops are:

  • Free of charge
  • Available for both primary and secondary teachers
  • Delivered across the UK
  • Linked to Citizenship / Modern Studies aspects of the curriculum

In school: stand-alone sessions

Aimed at primary and secondary teachers, stand-alone sessions focus on practical methods of active learning, participation and engagement. Sessions can be run with groups of teachers within individual schools/colleges, clusters of schools within an area or in partnership with the local authority. Training can be tailored to suit your needs on request.

Full-day, half-day or twilight sessions are available.

In school: workshop-based sessions

Intended to support teachers of ages 7-18 in developing political literacy lessons, these sessions include up to a half day of activities for students in school. Activities are delivered as exemplars to help teachers bring Parliament alive in school, as teachers take an active part in these sessions. The visit also includes a dedicated teacher training session.

Student activity sessions can be aimed at whole year groups, assemblies or specialist subject focus days.

Topics cover a wide range of themes, ranging from how Parliament works to debating, voting and elections. All sessions focus on active learning and participation.

Booking and availability

We are currently arranging available dates for 2015 - sign up for our monthly e-newsletter and we will let you know when new dates become available.