The Schools Committee
The Schools Committee responds to issues concerning the teaching and examining of classics subjects in schools, teacher training and the provision of PGCEs. It offers grants to schools and awards prizes to PGCE students. The Committee is also interested in developing electronic resources for educational purposes and for all those with an interest in the Roman world. See here for the current committee members.
Grants for Schools
The Society’s Roman Studies Committee makes grants to schools to help promote the teaching of Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books and resources for Roman studies, but the Committee also makes awards to schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, especially if they benefit large numbers of children throughout the year, and may be repeated in successive years. The Committee does not offer grants to support one-off school trips or events. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Latin are particularly welcome. Grants usually range from £50 to £600.
For details of how to apply, see Grants for Schools.
The Roman Society is very grateful to the Polonsky Foundation for its support of the Schools' Grants Programme.
The Committee also awards prizes for the best research paper submitted for the PGCE in Classics at King's College London, the University of Cambridge and the University of Sussex.
Details of previous winners are found here.
Summer Schools - Bursaries for Teachers
Bursaries to a maximum of £100 are available to teachers who wish to attend a Latin language course at a Summer School. Download an application form here. The deadline is 30 April in any year.
Resources & Projects
Information about Society Membership for Teachers: download the flyer
Imago The Society's Archaeology Committee oversaw the digitisation of the Society's slide collection. The images are available for download from IMAGO, and you may also donate your own images to help us grow the collection.
Roman History 31 BC – AD 117 (https://ancientromanhistory31-14.com/) is a free open-access website designed to support students and teachers of Roman history. The site covers key issues in the reigns of emperors in an approachable style, offering integrated links to primary literature, maps, art and coin images.
Click here for more information: flyer
KS2 & Museum Project The Roman Society has funded a project to help museums create KS2 resources for local schools. Read the report here.
EPQ Resources The Roman Society is also supporting a website with resources for students studying for the EPQ in Classics - Classics EPQ @ Newcastle
Artefacts in Action Workshops for Schools: https://artefactsinaction.co.uk/ (fees apply)
Reading Ancient Schoolroom: https://readingancientschoolroom.com/ Download a flyer here.