Simon invites teachers

Simon Reevell, MP for Dewsbury, is encouraging teachers to take part in a training opportunity in Parliament hosted by the Parliamentary Education Service. The Teachers’ Institute is an annual residential course which allows teachers to experience Parliament in action. Delegates will take part in a variety of events, including Q&A sessions with Members of both Houses, talks from subject specialists and workshops focusing on key aspects of Parliament’s work on the new National Curriculum. Resources will also be provided for use in the classroom.

The course will take place between 30th June and 4th July and is open to teachers and professionals working with children aged 7 to 18 across Citizenship, Politics, Law, History and other related subjects. Transport and accommodation costs are covered for all successful applicants.

Simon said “I always enjoy welcoming school parties to Westminster. It’s so important to encourage young people to understand our political system and our teachers are at the forefront of that. The Teachers’ Institute offers an opportunity to share ideas and I hope that anyone working with children in this area will seize this opportunity”.

A 2013 delegate said “In 27 years of teaching this is without doubt the most interesting, useful, enjoyable and thoroughly decent course I have been on”.

The closing date for applications is 8.00am on Monday 31st March 2014. Any teachers, schools or colleges interested in finding out more about the Teachers’ Institute can do so online at or by calling Nicola Peacock on 020 7219 1152.