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2nd Oct 2017 3:36pm News

ACT Board appoint first CEO at Association for Citizenship Teaching

ACT staffing changes to move the organisation forward.

ACT team speaks on new changes

The ACT Board of Trustees have today announced some important staffing changes to help move the Charity and its Citizenship education work forward.

The Chair of Trustees, Scott Harrison, said,

“I am delighted to be able to announce some important changes to staffing at the Association for Citizenship Teaching.

The Board of Trustees has appointed Liz Moorse as ACT’s first Chief Executive.”

Lord Blunkett, ACT’s President, echoed the views of Trustees.

“I cannot think of anyone with more experience, knowledge and networks to take on this role. I have known Liz for the last 20 years and her dedication and persistence have been admirable in the face of many challenges to keep Citizenship teaching alive and ensure that the generations of the future will be able to fully participate in our democracy and the life of the nation.”

Liz Moorse said,

“We are at a very exciting moment for Citizenship education and I am delighted to take up this appointment at this time. We know there is excellent teaching going on in some schools across the country but we want to see more high quality Citizenship teaching in more schools. We will be working with our Board and Council to take our vision for Citizenship education forward. We need to ensure all children benefit from effective Citizenship education to develop as informed, active citizens with confidence to speak out and take action on issues of concern. We want young people to know and believe they have an important role in democratic society and the capacity to contribute to a more equal, fair and just society for all.”

The Board has appointed Chris Waller as Director of Education. Chris has a national reputation amongst Citizenship practitioners and will focus on extending ACT’s reach in the promotion of outstanding Citizenship teaching.

The Board has commissioned Deepa Shah to extend her role at the heart of ACT’s work to include responsibility for communications.

Trustees welcome these new appointments within the context of a new five-year strategic plan, and in seeking to achieve sustained growth of ACT as a charity in fulfilment of its mission to promote high quality Citizenship education.

Members will be consulted on the new strategic plan later in the year.