Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development

Now in its fifth year the Heritage Learning Team’s monthly programme of FREE CPD events is growing from strength to strength. The programme offers teachers the chance to build and expand on current knowledge and expertise in a relaxed, flexible, dynamic and challenging way.

We strive to bring you the best in CPD themes and experts and have previously worked with the Royal Society of Chemists, The British Library, The Centre for Holocaust Education, Curious Minds, members of the British Museums Portable Antiquities Scheme, Sid Calderbank and the Young Uns Folk Group (BBC 2 Folk Awards winners 2015 and 2016 Best Group).

All sessions are created in response to teacher demands and requests, in essence by teachers for teachers. All sessions are designed to inspire, engage and stimulate our learning whilst providing fresh tools, models and ideas to take back to the classroom.

All dates and themes are released on the schools portal.

Dates/sessions confirmed for 2018:


All held at Lancashire Conservation Studios, St Mary’s St, Preston PR1 5LN unless otherwise stated.


24th Sept: The First World War and the White Lund Disaster by Corinna Peniston-Bird, Department of History, University of Lancaster

26th Sept: Storytelling

3rd Oct: Life and architecture in Elizabethan times – at Gawthorpe Hall – Click here to book

17th Oct: Historical enquiry – click here to book

15th Nov: Egyptians – Click here to book

The team are always open to any requests and encourage teachers to contact us with their ideas. Alternatively, you may wish to share your expertise and help deliver a session alongside members of the Heritage Learning Team.