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Settings Other Than Schools (SOTS) Placement from York St John University

Places are now available for any students from York St John University who are required to undertake placements in settings other than a school as part of their teacher training.
Due to high demand, placements are being restricted to certain dates. We can accommodate students for observation placements of up to 4 days Mon-Fri between Mon 17th September and Friday 28th September. We cannot offer placements at weekends or during school holidays as we do not have learning programmes running at those times.
As part of your placement, you can expect to observe the delivery of tours, talks and workshops, and learn more about how educators use our services to enhance the learning of primary-age children.
For further information about the placements, please email Erin Pockley, Interpretation Assistant at If you wish to undertake your placement with us, please email the above address and cite your preferred dates.
The closing date for enquiries about September is Wednesday 12th September.

INSET and CPD Opportunities

We offer various INSET and CPD opportunities for teaching staff throughout the year, on a variety of history and archaeology topics. We also organise placements or training sessions for trainee teachers who want to use our attractions to gain experience of teaching in settings other than schools, or to acquire evidence for working towards your Teaching Standards.


Our next sessions are:

Tuesday 15th January 2019, 10am – Prehistory in Yorkshire (York-based session)

A beginner’s guide to the prehistoric past of the area, with inspiration for hands-on and creative activities to use in the classroom and advice on how to use artefacts with your pupils.

Thursday 6th June 2019, 10am – Archaeology in the Classroom (York-based session)

This course will equip teachers with lots of ideas for fun and practical history lessons inspired by the archaeology of Yorkshire, from prehistory to the Norman Conquest.

For more details on these sessions, please call our Reservations team on 01904 615505.

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Please contact our reservations team on 01904 615505 for more information on working with the Education Team and our latest INSET and CPD opportunities.