About

Since 2015, the Manchester Classics hub has introduced Latin to over 20 new schools across the North West, reaching over 1000 students. We train non-specialist teachers wanting to offer Latin from primary school through to A-Level. Our team helps schools to find the right route into Latin for their students, be it a Latin to GCSE club for Gifted and Talented, or a Maximum Classics course to support literacy in primary schools.

We are now looking to expand the project to offer Classical Civilisation and Ancient History in schools. If you are a humanities teacher keen to offer a new subject, or a primary teacher looking to enrich your creative curriculum, contact us for support to add Classics to your curriculum.

We tailor support to teachers’ needs and are prepared to train teachers in Latin and Classics from scratch. We provide:

  • Training for teachers in Latin and Classics, to run classes from KS2-KS4
  • Continuous and specialist support for new teachers
  • CPD and additional training for teachers looking to develop
  • One-off workshops and enrichment sessions for students in Classics, Latin and Ancient Greek
  • Bespoke 6-week course for KS3 based on the Cambridge Latin Course

Our aim is to establish a network of schools and teachers across the region involved in Latin / Classics classes, at primary, secondary and KS5. If you are interested in starting Latin or Classics on or off-curriculum in your school, get in touch!

Project Team:

Maria Haley (Project Coordinator)

Matthew Ingham (Convenor)

David Langslow

John Taylor

Peter Liddel

April Pudsey (CA Chair)

The Manchester Classics for All scheme (MCfA) is run by the Manchester & District branch of the Classical Association in partnership with the Department of Classics & Ancient History and the Outreach & Widening Participation Office in the University of Manchester.