INSET training

We offer a bespoke INSET service for schools that have specific training and development requirements. Whether arts or heritage themed, if you have an idea in mind or would like us to suggest training ideas for you, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your needs.

The aim of our INSET service is to provide teachers with an opportunity to access continuous professional development in the area of arts and heritage. Our days will always include:

  • Inspiring activities that build confidence
  • Useful hints and tips on delivering arts and heritage sessions in class
  • An introduction to Southampton Arts and Heritage

Cross-curricular training

Depict history through art; link art with maths and science; explore geography through stories from the past. Take one picture or object and inspire a project that crosses the curriculum.
Work with our unique collections and experienced educators to see how you can bring art and history to life in other subjects.

Shadowing sessions for individuals

Have a training day coming up and nothing planned?
Need to find a low cost activity that you can take part in individually?

Shadow a member of the Arts and Heritage Learning Team and spend the day behind the scenes finding out how we plan and deliver the sessions. This is an informal and friendly way of finding out what Southampton Arts and Heritage has to offer and how best you and your students can benefit from our service.

How to get the best from a museum visit

During term time we have schools visit our venues every day and see many different approaches. If you are new to planning visits or want to find out how to get the best value from a trip, we have lots of hints and tips to help. Training can be combined with a shadowing visit for individuals or provided as a group INSET.

During the day we will look at:

  • The practicalities of organisation; pre and post visit planning, logistics and timing.
  • Object handling, looking skills, recording information, sketching and other engaging activities to help focus the children and aid accompanying adults.
  • The type of hands-on activities and tours we offer and how these could be tailored for your school.

Create your own exhibition in school

Want to create an inspirational way for your pupils to display their work?

Museums in school can be a great way for pupils and teachers to proudly display their hard work.

We can help you think about all the considerations that need to go into planning, organising, presenting and curating an exhibition in your school that will have a professional finish on a low budget. Training can be combined with a shadowing visit for individuals or provided as a group INSET.