CPD training: diversity

Free, advance booking essential.

Autograph ABP provides free CPD training sessions for teachers and tutors to support diversity across the National Curriculum. Using photographs from the archive we have produced a range of cross-curricular digital and print resources, which explore diverse British histories and inspire an inclusive approach to education.


  • Introduction to Autograph ABP’s digital and print learning resources, which provide a photographic story of Britain’s multicultural history from the Victorian era to the present.
  • Demonstration of the interactive study components of each resource with advice on specific National Curriculum links as well as ideas for cross-curricular and enrichment learning
  • Facilitated session led by an experienced artist educator creating opportunities for hands-on use of the resources and encouraging dialogue on their potential classroom application
  • Suitable for training groups of 5 or more staff members at KS2 – 5 in subject areas including but not limited to Art & Design, Photography, History, English, Geography, Sociology, Citizenship, PSHE and Media Studies.
  • Teachers and tutors receive a free copy of all 3 learning resources

More details

Our CPD training sessions introduce teachers and tutors to a comprehensive set of visual learning resources developed out of Autograph ABP’s Missing Chapter – a long term research project into diverse, under-explored perspectives on Britain’s multicultural history.

During the session participants will see demonstrations and have the opportunity to experience first hand:

  • Archive Learning Resource - a distinctive collection of diverse photographic imagery produced in Britain since 1945.
  • Exhibition in a Box - a photography pop-up archive exhibition of rare 19th century portraits featuring people of African, Caribbean and South Asian descent.
  • Black Chronicles Web App – an interactive online resource featuring 300 of the earliest photographs showcasing black lives and migrant experiences during the decades following the birth of photography in 1839.

The above resources provide teachers with powerful visual materials complete with extensive guidance notes, lesson plans, homework sheets and key word glossaries. They have been developed in accordance with the National Curriculum making links across subject areas including, but not limited to, Art & Design, Photography, History, English, Geography, Sociology, Citizenship, PSHE and Media Studies. In addition, these resources, which feature many photographs which have not been seen for over 125 years, can provide an accessible starting point for teachers and students to discuss urgent, complex social issues including: migration, cultural diversity and personal identity; freedom, human rights and justice; citizenship and activism.

We aim for teachers and tutors to leave this CPD training session with a compelling visual tool kit and the confidence to promote amongst their students: knowledge and understanding of the diversity of British social and cultural history; visual literacy and creative research skills. Further we aim to make Autograph’s recent contribution to academic and artistic research accessible for teachers to use in their classrooms and adapt for the specific needs of their student groups and learning environments.

About the workshops

  • Sessions last 1hr 30mins and can take place either at Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, EC2A 3BA or at your school/venue.
  • A minimum of 5 members of staff are required for a CPD session
  • If your school/venue is outside of London we request you reimburse the facilitators travel costs


This CPD workshop is free, however advance bookin is essential. To book, email ali@autograph-abp.co.uk or phone 020 7729 9200.

Additional Info

Autograph ABP
Rivington Place
London, EC2A 3BA

We are located in the heart of Shoreditch, a short walk from Old Street, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street stations.
Buses: 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 149, 205, 242 and 271

Rivington Place is fully accessible, with a lift and step free access to all areas of the building.

Please phone ahead to book a disabled parking bay, or if you would like to discuss your access needs: 020 7749 1240.

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