ABOUT US

Hands Up Education is a not for profit organisation and international community of practice, creating and sharing high quality teaching resources. The core focus of our work is on Latin and Classics for a modern curriculum.

Laila trained as a Classics teacher in the Netherlands, and has worked in schools there and in the UK. She has extensive experience supporting and growing the teaching of Classics in the UK, managing and delivering the DfE-funded KS4 Latin initiative in 2014-2016, authoring the 2015 report "Who is Latin for? Access to KS4 Latin qualifications”, and creating the Romans in Focus videos (www.RomansinFocus.com). As a trainer and teacher Laila works to support Latin teaching in primary and secondary schools. Laila’s current work focuses on the Primary Latin Course, of which she is the co-author. She is also excited to be a contributor to the International Baccalaureate’s DP Classical Languages curriculum review.
LAILA
Will has been working with students and teachers since the early 90s as a teacher, author, researcher, lecturer, adviser and trainer across Europe and North America.
In 2003, Will rescued the failing £5M DfE-funded KS3 Latin initiative and subsequently doubled the number of UK secondary schools which offer Latin at KS3. In 2008, in conjunction with WJEC, he developed a new Latin assessment system which increased Latin uptake at KS4 by 20%. Between 2010 and 2016 he authored the North American 5th edition of the Cambridge Latin Course.
Will is now working on a range of initiatives at Hands Up to continue to increase access to Classics in schools.
WILL
Tony is a classicist who develops software for reading and learning Greek and Latin. He worked with the Cambridge School Classics Project for over twenty years and developed the interactive resources on the CSCP website. He wrote the digital activities for the Eton Greek Software Project, and has developed programs for learning Latin and studying Latin literature for the Open University. He worked with Oxford University Press for many years to produce electronic dictionaries for a wide range of languages, and made the electronic Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary with a built-in morphological analyser using data licensed from OUP.
TONY
Hannah is a classicist and experienced illustrator who loves bringing the ancient world to life for students of all ages. She has developed and illustrated both print and digital learning resources and created the Romans in Focus  videos (www.RomansinFocus.com). Working in EdTech startups she has experience of designing and bringing new products to market. She recently co-authored and illustrated the Primary Latin Course and continues to promote and support the course in schools.
HANNAH