Expert Group for Citizenship
In 2013 Subject Expert Advisory Groups were set up to provide independent, strategic advice on the implementation of the revised National Curriculum in schools. These groups are recgonised by the DFE.
The Citizenship Subject Expert Group comprises teachers from primary and secondary schools, the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT), the Citizenship Foundation, the Parliamentary Education Service, pfeg, higher education and Initial Teacher Education. Ofsted are also represented at meetings.
The Citizenship Group meets three times a year. To date work has focussed on evaluating the teaching resources available to support high quality Citizenship teaching and the implications of the new freedoms for schools regarding the assessment of pupil progress and attainment in the subject. The Group has also discussed changes to GCSE and A level Ciizenship Studies and fed into the DFE and Ofqual qualification reform process.
Our most recent work focused on the how schools should respond to the Prevent duty and the role of the citizenship curriculum. Guidance to schools and teachers is available to download below.
- The Prevent Duty and Controversial Issues: developing a curriculum response through Citizenship, 2015
- Resources and materials to support the revised National Curriculum for Citizenship 2014
- Assessment and Progression in Citizenship
- 'Citizenship ready' for secondary school - a leaflet to promote effective primary citizenship in the curriculum
- Videos - two members of the Expert Group speak about the new opportunities for teaching and assessing Citizenship
- Terms of reference and membership of the group