SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Our world class collections can transport your students to an array of times, places and cultures through inspiring and memorable learning experiences.

Choose from our extensive range of taught gallery sessions led by creative and experienced learning staff. Take advantage of unique access to The Ashmolean’s collections with curators and Oxford academics at our A Level Study Days. Booking is essential. 

Designed to cater for all learning needs, we also offer free school visits to our highly acclaimed exhibitions, teacher CPD opportunities and downloadable online resources.

Download our 2018-19 Secondary & FE programme

 

 

We welcome and support children with SEND in mainstream schools. Our taught gallery sessions are planned as inclusive learning opportunities and activities can be adapted for students with SEND if flagged up at the time of booking. 

We can provide visual description for children with visual impairment as well as large print resources, raised images and handling resources including, in some cases, original archaeological artefacts as well as replicas.

We are able to talk through the museum context and aspects of a visit that may affect children with autism. Our experienced educators can make suggestions to help with planning for your trip.

We also design and deliver free sessions for students from special schools, as well as outreach sessions for children who can’t get to the Museum eg hospital schools.

Our SEND offer also includes designing bespoke visits for children who are part of the Gifted and Talented programme.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

UK school groups can visit our temporary exhibitions free of charge. We offer teachers a previsit complimentary exhibition ticket. Booking essential.

Find out more about current exhibitions.

 

We offer an extensive programme of teacher CPD across a range of curriculum subjects which are tailored to each school’s needs. We can arrange pre-visit planning sessions, including exhibition previews.

We also deliver specially designed programmes each year for trainee teachers from a range of  institutions including Oxford University, Oxford Brookes University, local School Direct programmes and Bath Spa University on subjects including RE, history, art and design, science and English.

 
Topics covered in our bespoke training sessions include:
  • Learning from objects
  • Using the Ashmolean collections to teach Religious Education
  • Using the Ashmolean collections to teach Creative Writing
  • Using the Ashmolean collections to support Art & Design sketchbook work 
  • Using tablets to support a museum Art & Design visit 
  • Other topics on request

 

Discover a wide range of learning resources and detailed information sheets about our taught sessions.

 

We can support Arts Awards through school visits and our Young People's programme and can support schools in achieving and delivering Artsmark.

Contact us to discuss your project

 

 

 

 

We welcome school self guided visits. Booking is essential. Visit our online learning resources to download trails and resources that may support your visit.

CONTACT US

Clare Cory, Learning Officer: Secondary & Young People
T: 01865 288075
E: clare.cory@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

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