The Textiles Teacher Roadshow: Courses

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30th June 2018, Northgate School, Ipswich £42
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Book here £42

Venue details for Ipswich on 30th June have been emailed to delegates & can also be downloaded here.

(Content is the same as the Roadshows in Nottingham on 14/2/17, London on 2/12/18 & Dorset on 9/6/18)

FREEBIE! All delegates who attend the Textiles Teacher Roadshow get this pack of materials samples which includes examples of woods, metals and polymers linked to the D&T GCSE specifications. Delegates will also work with knitted, woven and non woven textiles materials during the day which they can add to their sample packs. Find out more about this pack which normally retails at £49. Note that delegates must actually attend the course on the day to receive this and other resources for free. 

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Electronic resources Mixed Materials Pack

Can’t attend the Roadshow but want to buy the materials pack? Click here

What is The Textiles Teacher Roadshow?

See photos and find out more about past Roadshows 

The roadshow brings together textiles teachers, trainees, teaching assistants and technicians. It takes place in several venues across the country, including Nottingham, London and Dorset. The day is led by Julie and Paul Boyd and, depending on the venue, teachers from the host school may also deliver some content. 


The aim of the day is to share ideas, and create an inspirational buzz about teaching an exciting 21st Century curriculum. The day is more of an event than a course, with lots to see and do as well as lots of freebies to take away. The cost of the day is a fraction of a normal one day course with the chance to get a taste of the exciting things happening in textiles education. 


Most of our courses are very small with up to 8 delegates but this event is one of the exceptions with from 30 - 45 places depending on the venue. Although the larger numbers mean this is a less personalised event than the smaller courses we run, there is just as much to learn, and there's a real buzz in the air, as well the chance to network with a large number of teachers from across the country.

See photos and find out more about past Roadshows 

What will the content for the 2017 - 2018 Roadshows be?

The 2017 - 2018 Roadshows have the theme of #InspiredBy. The day includes:

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  • Lots of hands on creative activities, including experimental work and projects
  • A focus on the materials aspects of the core content
  • Experimenting with traditional textiles materials and techniques 
  • Experimental work inspired by designers and makers who combine non textiles and textiles materials or who use textiles processes but in an unusual way
  • A small selection of materials samples relevant to the new GCSE to take away to enable you to start a classroom display
  • Updates on textiles in the new GCSE and A level 
  • A chance to ask questions and to network with other teachers
  • A small display of student work
  • Prizes and freebies!
  • Timings of the day are 10.30am start (with arrival from 10.10am) and 3.15pm official finish (with until 3.45pm for anyone who wants to hang around for any individual questions)
  • Note that tea & coffee are provided but delegates must bring their own lunch and additional refreshments

See photos from this year’s Roadshows to find out more about what to expect if you book

Watch this video & take a sneak peak at last year’s Roadshow

Who can attend the Textiles Teacher Roadshow?

Anyone! The day is targeted at D&T textiles teachers but it may also be of interest to art textiles teachers and those doing the Fashion & Textiles Tech Award and lots of these teachers have attended in the past. The day is also suitable for non specialists who want to find out a bit more about textiles in the GCSE. Technicians and trainees teachers are also welcome. 

9th June 2018, Gillingham School, Dorset 
30th June 2018, Northgate School, Ipswich

Book here  £42

What delegates say about The Textiles Teacher Roadshow

Excellent pace, variety of activities, friendly environment and access to expertise

[attended] as a nervous RM 'specialist' trying to get some inspiration for delivering the Textiles content of the new spec. I'm now absolutely buzzing! Well resourced and very, very useful, I'm very glad I went. If you get the chance to attend - do.

A great low cost informative course with plenty of ideas to take back to school

It was more relevant to me as a non specialist Product Design teacher than I expected. 

Lots of ideas and opportunity to actually use them

Excellent. Things to take back to school and try. Inspiring 

A great day talking to other D&T staff. Brilliant teaching.

Very accessible & useful to a non specialist

Really fantastic to have an affordable course on a Saturday 

Thank you, I feel like I have had a spa day - all revived and raring to go!

Brilliant course - best course in content and relevance in years

I’m going away with ideas I can easily implement

Great combination of workshops. Fantastic affordable course.

Brilliant day! Loved the mix of theory and practical.

Great day. Worth the 4 hour journey.

Excellent motivation & energy in the session.

Such a positive day using a variety of materials in different ways, really great to try new things and be inspired.

Well structured & excellent delivery - an enjoyable worthwhile day. Highly recommended for networking & developing more confidence. 

Made me feel more confident with those pesky bits of the curriculum! So many links and ways to combine materials. I was worried about levers and mechanisms but now I have textiles equipment examples which will help me explain things. 

Book your place on the next Textiles Teacher Roadshow (£42) 

9th June 2018, Gillingham School, Dorset 
30th June 2018, Northgate School, Ipswich

Book here £42

See photos from past Roadshows

See photos from past Roadshow

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See photos and find out more about past Roadshows 

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors

Book your place on the next Textiles Teacher Roadshow (£42) 

9th June 2018, Gillingham School, Dorset 
30th June 2018, Northgate School, Ipswich

Book here  £42

See photos from last year’s Roadshows 

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