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OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEACHER DEVELOPMENT AT PARLIAMENT

parliamentParliament’s Education Service is hosting a residential training course, Teachers’ Institute 2014, from 30th June to 4th July this year based in the Palace of Westminster. 

The course will allow education professionals from across the Island and the rest of the country to experience Parliament in action and share their expertise and knowledge with teaching colleagues from all over the country.  There will be a variety of events during the course of the week, including interactive sessions, Q & A sessions with Members of the Commons and the Lords, talks by subject specialists and workshops on key aspects of the work of Parliament linked to the new National Curriculum. Resources will be available for use in the classroom.

Transport and accommodation costs will be covered for all delegates.  Applications, are invited from teachers and other professionals working with children aged 7 – 18 across Citizenship, Politics, Law, History and other related subjects.  The deadline for applications is 08.00 Monday 31st March 2014.

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The Island’s MP, Andrew Turner said:

“This is an opportunity for teachers to experience first-hand the workings of Parliament and I’m sure it will be both interesting and informative.  I’m also quite sure there will be interest from education professionals across the country so I would urge anyone who would like to get a place on the course to get an application in as quickly as possible”.

For more information and to apply for a place call Nicola Peacock from the Parliament’s Education Service on 0207 219 1152 or visit http://www.parliament.uk/education/in-your-school/teachers-institute.

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