Terrible Teachers



Inspired by Horrible Histories, students will spend the day looking at the history and future of education. This session is adapted to meet the ages and requirements of classes. The session will require the use of teamwork, collaboration, problem solving, performance and creativity.

Key facts

Off campus
Short session
15 (KS3 & 4) 20+ (KS5 only)
Key Stage
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
Gatsby benchmarks
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

Example programme

12-12.15 Welcome and Overview of Activity

12.15-13.00 Masterclass Mini Lecture

Students will be working in small collaborative groups and using IT, they will be finding key ‘terrible facts’ and turn them into a mini performance for their peers.

13:00 – 13:45 Interactive workshop

This session will begin with a discussion about what education, schools, and teachers might look like in the future.

In small groups using geometry, design, collaborative and problem-solving skills they will design and construct a tiny school or pre-school of the future including an outdoor area.


The groups will then discuss their construction with their peers detailing the choices they have made and the learning which would be taking place.


Plenary and a chance for an informal chat to ask any questions.

Access to computers will be required for this session.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021