Teacher training

Discover the power of plants and fungi in sustaining life on Earth with our teacher training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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Train on site at Kew Gardens, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, with a living collection of over 17,000 species of plants.

Discover how you can use plants to bring the curriculum alive and engage pupils in developing new scientific knowledge and skills. 

All Kew teacher training is linked to the National Curriculum and supports Learning Outside the Classroom.

Ways to train with us

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    Group training

    For group bookings, you can choose from our training packages or get in touch to discuss a bespoke booking.

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    Individual training days

    Meet and learn with other teachers in your field with our teacher training days.

"We have visited Kew with our secondary science PGCE students for many years. The Education Team at Kew always plan an enjoyable day and work hard to adapt to our needs and availability.

Kew Gardens is great environment to think about learning outside the classroom, the challenges and opportunities of school trips, as well as spending some enjoyable time in the open air." 

Imperial College, London

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Free teaching resources for KS1-5

Endeavour has everything teachers need to deliver inspiring lessons about plant science and the environment. It’s packed with free innovative curriculum-aligned activities for pupils of all ages.

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Carbon literacy training for school leaders and teachers

This engaging and interactive course provides you with a deeper understanding of the science of climate change and its implications for you, your leadership team and your pupils.