Discover the Dissolution: Chertsey Abbey

The National Archives and The University of Exeter are running a collaborative CPD project for teachers in and around the area of Chertsey, Surrey.

The project will explore the history of Chertsey Abbey, particularly its dissolution in 1537 and its related historical records. We are keen to work with teachers to explore how they can be used as a local history case study in schools for KS2 – KS5. As such, we are looking for teachers with an interest in teaching local history or Tudors through the lens of Chertsey Abbey to take part between November 2023 – March 2024.

The project will launch as a Twilight CPD session on Wednesday 8th November, with two available sessions:

  • 4-5 pm Online via Zoom
  • 6-8 pm Onsite at The National Archives. (This session can also be attended virtually, though we would recommend attending onsite if possible.)

These sessions will include advice and activities for teaching the Dissolution and the Reformation, a document display of relevant historical material, and a chance to discuss and share ideas with fellow teachers on the project.

Follow-up sessions and support will then be available throughout the winter and spring terms, during which time teachers should explore the topic with their students in either classwork or a history club, with a feedback session planned for March 2024.

A small amount of funding is available on application for transport costs to The National Archives for those wishing to attend the evening session. To apply please email after signing up for the project.

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