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Start the year with ACT - FREE membership till 1 September

We are busy putting the final touches to our CPD and training offer for the autumn term. We will be sending out more information to members very soon.

You can join our first event - a Virtual Staffroom on 26 August from 1pm. Sign up here

Its also the final chance to take advantage of our FREE to new teachers membership offer which closes on 1 September 2020. If you are not yet a member don't miss out.

Media literacy through citizenship - new learning activities and CPD

New media literacy pupil learning activities and materials are being released today. This is the first phase of an exciting new project supported by the US Embassy in London. 

ACT has been funded to develop a series of media literacy education interventions designed to counter misinformation and build young people's capacity to critically engage with news and information. 

50th Issue of Teaching Citizenship Journal reaches every secondary school

50th Issue of Teaching Citizenship

We are excited to announce the arrival of the 50th edition of the Teaching Citizenship journal in secondary schools!

FREE Election CPD for teachers

ACT is delighted to be working with 24 organisations as part of the educateGE project to provide support to schools in teaching about the Election, voting and democracy.

Four new lessons have been developed by ACT teachers on the election, voting, manifestos and running a parallel election in schools.

Exciting ACT Member opportunity - US-UK teacher exchange programme 2019

Apply by Tuesday 4 December 2018

We are delighted that the U.S. Embassy London has announced a 10-day exchange programme to the United States for members of ACT. Successful applicants will visit cities in the United States and explore media literacy teaching approaches with their counterparts. Participants will also have the chance to meet with American journalists, NGOs and others working in this area.




Become a Citizenship Specialist Leader of Education

Just before the summer break, the DFE announced in their response to the House of Lords enquiry into Citizenship that teachers can now apply to become a Citizenship Specialist Leader of Education.

If you are a middle or senior leader in a school with Citizenship teaching expertise you can apply today.

Applications open for ACT Board of Trustees. Apply by 10 December 2018.

Applications open for ACT Board of Trustees
Deadline: 5pm, 10 December 2018

The Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) is a charitable membership association that was established in 2001. We are looking to recruit new members to our Board of Trustees to expand and enhance the expertise available to the Charity.

In particular we are especially keen to hear from those whose main area of experience and expertise is in the areas of business development, marketing and finance.


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