Brading Roman Villa is a typical marine villa, housed in a purpose-built museum designed so that it is accessible to everyone. It has an education room for the exclusive use of the visiting school. There is lots of outside space to run around in, have a picnic or fly kites. Coaches of up to 11m can use the car park.
The education officer at Brading Roman Villa designs each visit around the needs of the each group so that it best meets the pupils’ needs. There is a scheme of work that fits with the 2019 programmes of study. There are worksheets and resources for teachers to use before the visit. The resources are differentiated and use a variety of approaches so that they are accessible to all types of learners (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic) and all abilities. They have been developed by an experienced and qualified teacher, then refined by many primary school teachers who have already visited the villa. There is also a post visit assessment that requires the pupils to assess the impact of the Romans.
To help teachers put the villa in context there is a short history of the villa.