CPD and Training for teachers

What we offer

Learn new skills by taking part in our specialised sessions that use the stories of our palaces to enhance your teaching practice.

We offer a range of CPD opportunities at our sites, many are free of charge, with regular weekend and twilight sessions to support teachers in developing skills and confidence in teaching in an historic environment, leading visits, providing new angles and proven techniques to enrich teaching in the classroom.

Our CPD programme for the 2018-2019 academic year will be released shortly.


Join our Teacher Network

We design our schools programmes in collaboration with teachers. For opportunities to get involved join our Teacher Network.

How to join

Upcoming opportunities

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Historic Royal Palaces on the road!

Find our stall at the Historical Association Annual conference in Stratford-upon-Avon to learn more about our schools programme and how we can support on and off site learning at your school.

18-19 May 2018

The South Front from above, looking north-west. Showing the Orangery and the front section of the Privy Garden. Part of the Long Border is seen on the right of the image.

Using gardens to teach across the curriculum

Free CPD for Primary teachers.

Tuesday 19 June 2018, 3.30-5.30pm at Hampton Court Palace.

CPD session in action at the Tower of London

Building historical understanding

Free CPD for Primary teachers.

Wednesday 27 June 2018, 2-6pm at the Tower of London.

Teacher Familiarisation Day in action at the Tower London

Teacher Familiarisation Days

Familiarisation Days are offered free of charge to all teachers who are leading, or thinking of leading, a school visit to one of our sites. 

Tower of London: Saturday 13 October 2018, Saturday 2 February 2019.

Hampton Court Palace: Saturday 3 November 2018, Saturday 9 February 2019.

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