Calling Museums and Heritage Sites… Do you want to join the education syndicates?
The NCCL / Galleries of Justice Museum are seeking museums and heritage sites to join an Education Syndicate to increase your capacity to deliver learning programmes to schools.
As part of the project NCCL, alongside Nottingham Trent University, will train student interns to create learning resources and interactive sessions which they will facilitate as part of a year-long project starting in March 2015.
Education Syndicates is a concept which, quite simply, promotes museums (Hosts) joining together in either thematic or geographical groups (Clusters) and having their education services delivered by a central organisation.
- To increase visitor numbers to museums by children and young people
- To raise attainment in the History Curriculum amongst participants
- To raise awareness and understanding of how society works through knowledge of heritage amongst participants
- To enable volunteers and students to develop skills, gain experience and ultimately find employment in the heritage sector
- To reduce delivery and management costs by creating one centralised learning organisation which delivers across multiple sites.
- To create a kinesthetic learning programme for Primary and Secondary schools which enables teachers to recognise a standardised framework which is uniform across museums using the Education Syndicates model
- By providing a generic service from one recognised organisation, to make it easier for schools and colleges to access museum learning through a centralised booking service and shared marketing
- To provide the opportunity to gain vocational skills for volunteers and students working as Interns to support the Education Syndicate
How to get involved
Limited places are available, so for further information and the opportunity to register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 0115 952 0555.
Find out about last year’s Education Syndicates project
To find out more about the 2014 project, please take a look at the ‘Success of Education Syndicates East Midlands Project’ news article, from June 2014.