For Teachers

Teacher Conferences

We run a programme of teacher conferences throughout the year in a variety of Arts + Humanities subjects. This page will be updated with dates as they are released.

The Plan, Prepare, Provide: Art Teachers Residential offers a unique opportunity for teachers and their schools to improve their delivery of both academic and practical art lessons.
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This exciting event will feature a variety of interactive sessions delivered by our partners at Leeds Playhouse and by research and teaching staff from the School of Performance & Cultural Industries, plus opportunities to network with teachers from a variety of schools across the country.
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Media Teacher Network

Our Media Teacher network provides a space for local media/film teachers to share ideas and help us to create activity that supports their teaching.

Our first meeting will be held on the Wednesday 28th November 2019 at 16:00-17:30 at the University of Leeds. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

To confirm your attendance, please email

Drama Teacher Resources

Exploring the Slap – Online Course

Suitable for teachers and Key Stage 5 students, this course introduces you to world-renowned Russian director Meyerhold’s technique of biomechanics.

Learn about Meyerhold’s form of physical theatre, biomechanics, and understand and perform ‘The Slap’.

This free, two week, online course opens for enrolment on 30th September 2019 on Futurelearn. Click here to sign up.

Language Teacher Resources

“Because I study a language…”

This set of fun and inspiring resources is for use in schools, designed to encourage students to think about the experiences and opportunities linked to language learning. We asked undergraduates from the University of Leeds, the University of Sheffield and York St John University to tell us about an experience of theirs, made possible by studying a language. We have brought together some of the best responses in a slideshow which aims to provoke students to think: “What if I studied a language”. The presentation can be set up on a loop and used in languages classrooms, on school websites and during language/culture immersion days.

Download the “Because I study a language…” presentation.

Download the “Because I study a language…” posters; AprilHollie and Iliana.

‘What about..?’ Language Session Resources

The ‘What About..?’ language series is designed to support teachers in introducing students to languages and cultures which are less commonly studied in secondary schools.

With resources available for both Italian and Russian, the 50-60 minute session gives students a basic introduction to aspects of the country’s language, culture and society through a carousel of activities.

To request a resource pack for either Italian or Russian, please email

Teaching Film and Literature

CPD Films

We have developed a collection of films Teaching Foreign Languages to support those who will be delivering the new A Levels in French, German and Spanish. Dr Matthew Treherne, Head of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies introduces the series.

Transcripts for each of the films are available to download: French FilmFrench LiteratureGerman FilmGerman LiteratureSpanish FilmSpanish Literature and the Film Series Introduction.

Each of our academics have offered advice, notes and suggested texts for teaching literature and film to A level language students.

Classroom aids

We offer a set of materials for A-level teachers of French, German and Spanish. The resources offer guidance to those teaching film and literature as part of the A-level curricula.

English Teacher Resources

English Workshop – Linguistic Prescriptivism

Professor Peter Trudgill (University of Adger, Kristiansand, Norway) is a prominent language expert and author of a wide range of books on sociolinguistics. Click here for a video of his public lecture on ‘Linguistic Prescriptivism and other pointless past-times’ from 2017.

Click here to download a follow-up workshop for your A Level English Language students, and here for our teacher guide.