Sandford Award for Heritage Education

Judge for the Sandford Award, Heritage Education Trust

Caroline is an independent judge for the Sandford Award for Heritage Education. The scheme is the only one in existence able to provide independent quality assurance to sites that run formal education programmes across the UK. The Awards focus on formal, curriculum-linked education opportunities offered to schools by heritage sites, although recognition is also made of informal learning such as family programmes.  The Awards are made annually and are non competitive. Caroline was invited as GEM Chair to be guest speaker for both the Sandford Award for Heritage Education and the inaugural Sandford Award for Informal Learning (SAIL) Awards in 2019. The SAIL Awards were part of the Sandford Cascade Project was an innovative East Midlands based project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to encourage confidence within heritage learning so that more sites and collections apply for the prestigious Sandford Award.

Caroline has judged and accredited the sites below for best practice in heritage learning and participation. Here she talks about the Award criteria for good management and administration

You can find out more about criteria in the Sandford Shorts, e-tutorials delivered by judges.

Sandford Award Winners judged by Caroline Marcus:

Award success

Award success for Chawton House Library
Award success for Fulham Palace
Heritage sites and museums across the East Midlands recognised for their informal learning awards