In this section you will find useful resources and downloads as well as information on funding and events.
The Classical Association Teaching Board (CATB) was established in 2015. It supports teachers of classical subjects and ancient history at all levels; it offers INSET days, supporting materials and other CPD. The CATB works closely with examination boards and other subject associations.The CATB builds on the work of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers (JACT) which was founded in 1963 and merged with the Classical Association in 2015.
Get in touch
The CA has a special board of advisors specifically charged with matters of concern to Classics teaching in the UK. If you would like to make the Teaching Board aware of an issue, please contact the Office.
See here for advice on introducing Classics into schools, as well as a range of useful teaching resources.
The CA has a long tradition of supporting the study of classical topics in UK schools, by funding activities such as Greek and Roman days, visiting speakers and Greek and Latin reading competitions. See here for further details.
On this page you will find information about a range of events for teachers and students, including Open Days and Taster Days, CPD events and competitions for schools.
Classical Association Teaching Awards
The Classical Association Teaching Awards aim to recognise outstanding teaching and/or innovative pre-university education initiatives. Up to five prizes of £500 each will be awarded annually to individuals or school/college-based projects whose work is felt to have had a significant and positive impact on the teaching of Classics in the UK.
NEC Study Bursaries
The Classical Association is offering three study bursaries for state sector teachers to take online A level Classical Civilisation with the National Extension College (NEC).
What Have The Classics Ever Done For Me?
‘What Have The Classics Ever Done For Me?’ is a short video produced by Communicator Limited and sponsored by the Classical Association, the Cambridge School Classics Project, and the Roman and Hellenic societies. It is aimed at anyone concerned that Classics-related subjects are of limited value in terms of a career.
Preparing for your first CA conference as a teacher
On Monday 14th June 2021, the Classical Association (CA) hosted a virtual event for schoolteachers, designed to provide information, and dispel myths, about presenting at a CA conference as a teacher. Further details and videos of the event can be found below.
Joint statement on DfE announcement (July 2021)
The CA has recently joined forces with the University Council of Modern Languages to write a statement relating to the recent DfE announcement of support for new and existing initiatives to develop in England the teaching of languages, cultures and societies, both modern and ancient, which includes funding for a new Latin Excellence Programme. You can read the statement here.
Euroclassica is the European non-profit association of teachers of classical languages and civilisations. Find out more here.
You can follow Euroclassica on Twitter at @Euroclassica, and read the latest newsletter here.
The 2021 Euroclassica Conference and General Assembly will take place in Split, Croatia and Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina from 27-29 August. Further information and a provisional programme are available here, and registration details can be found here.
CNARELA (Coordination Nationale des Associations Régionales des Enseignants de Langues Anciennes)
Open Letter to the DfE on ITT bursaries
Classical Conversations: Oxford Classics in Your Classroom
An Oxford academic in your classroom! Get in touch and we can arrange a virtual Q&A for your class. Suitable for all ages.
- A-level (or equivalent) students who are studying a Classical subject.
- Primary schools who are doing a project on Greeks or Romans.
- Everyone in between.
See here for further information.
Contact [email protected] to discuss your requirements and make a booking.
University of Roehampton: Taster session for A Level students
The University of Roehampton offers a taster session for students in Years 12 and 13 on the topic of ‘Killing Caesar, and how history remembers his assassin’ given by Dr Kathryn Tempest.
You can register to access the recording here.
The video on ‘The great conspiracy against Julius Caesar’, mentioned by Kathryn in the taster session, can be found here.