Please find below an excellent opportunity for archives in the north west
to build links with schools. Similar projects are being planned in other
LEARNING LINKS TEACHER/EDUCATOR PLACEMENT PROGRAMME 2004 – 2006
An opportunity for teachers and for educators in museums and archives, to
work in partnership and to share skills and expertise. Learning Links is
funded by DCMS and DfES and is an element of the Strategic Commissioning
initiative. It is managed in the region by MLA North West.
The Learning Links programme aims to:
• Use the vast resources and different learning experiences of
museums and archives to improve teaching and learning for pupils aged 5 to
• Broaden access to museums and archives to schools that
traditionally do not visit or use museums and archives to ensure a
cultural entitlement for all.
Learning Links will do this by:
• Offering teachers from target schools, placements in museums and
archives to develop new programmes and resources to support the curriculum
• Offering museum and archive staff similar placements in target
schools to develop their awareness of the curriculum and expertise in
working with schools
Each placement will last c7 to 10 days and these may be taken as a block
or staggered over a period of weeks. A total of 12 placements (a
combination of teacher and museum/archive staff placements) are available
in 2004/05 and a further 24 placements in 2005/06. The first round of
placements will commence in January 2005.
Funding for supply cover/staff cover, plus expenses will be provided.
Expressions of interest are now sought from museums and archives that
would like to participate in Learning Links.
To register your interest in participating in the Learning Links Programme
please contact Heather Tipler on 01768 895639