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Educator Training Days

This Training Day has been developed for school leaders, practitioners and those in education generally who want to learn more about our unique curriculum. During the day:

  • You will learn about narration, how to do it, why it is so effective, and how you can apply it to your current learning environment.
  • You will find out how to implement nature study, walks and painting into your learning environment and how to use ‘high culture’ to enrich learning (such as Picture Study).
  • You will discover the underlying principles behind these educational practices.

The lesson observations are focussed in the Junior School where these methodologies are mainly used at Heritage. This is a unique opportunity to gain CPD in a distinctive approach. 

Details for the Day

Date: Next training date TBD

Timings: 9.45 am – 3.30 pm

Cost: £120 per person

Numbers: We are pleased to offer up to 8 places for the Educator Training Day on a first come, first served basis. 

Registration: Please use our booking form if you would like to sign up for the day. A small amount of pre-reading will be provided. 

Items to bring:

  • Please bring walking shoes for the Nature Walk in the afternoon. 
  • Please bring a coat in case of rain.
  • Please bring photographic proof of identity such as a passport or drivers licence.

Directions: Heritage School is located in the centre of Cambridge close to the Fitzwilliam Museum on Trumpington Road, 17-19 Brookside, CB2 1JE. 

If you wish to come by public transport, the Cambridge train station is a 15 minute walk from our school, and the Trumpington Park and Ride has a stop just opposite our location (outside the Leys School)


There is also long term Pay and Display parking on Trumpington Street across from the Botanic Gardens, and at Lammas Land on Newnham Road


The Queen Anne Terrace car park is also an option


Schedule for the Day

9.45 am – Arrive and Report to office

10.00 am – Welcome and Introductions in the Meeting Room

10.20 am – Seminar 1 on Narration

11.00 am – Lesson Observation 1 (e.g. History)

11.30 am – Lesson Observation 2 (e.g. Picture Study)

12.00 noon – Lesson Observation 3 (e.g. Natural History)

12.30 pm – Lunch

1.15 pm – Seminar 2 on A Knowledge-Rich Curriculum

2.00 pm – Nature Walk and Nature Painting

3.00 pm – Seminar 3 on The Benefits of Nature Education and concluding discussion/questions

3.30 pm – Depart

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