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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.

Young People, citizenship and democracy education take centre stage at National Conference

Citizenship and Democracy education take centre stage at a major national teaching Conference this weekend (7 July) hosted at City Hall in London and organised by the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT). 

Students from Hamilton Academy in Leicestershire will open ACT’s national conference with a film they have made about why being taught Citizenship means so much to them, and join calls on the Secretary of State to take action to improve the status of the subject. 

Landmark House of Lords Committee report calls for statutory Citizenship and a trained teacher in every school

In a landmark report published today (18 April) The Ties that Bind: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in the 21st Century, the House of Lords Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee has called on Government to take urgent action to reprioritise the subject of Citizenship and ensure every school has a trained Citizenship teacher. 

The Chair of the Committee, the Conservative Peer Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, said,

Applications open for ACT Board of Trustees. Apply by 5 January 2018.

Applications open for ACT Board of Trustees
Deadline: 5pm, Friday 5 January 2018

The Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) is a charitable membership association that was established in 2001. ACT is looking to recruit new Trustees to its Board to expand and enhance the expertise available to the Charity and would especially like to hear from those who have knowledge and experience in teacher training, finance, business development, charity law and governance.

ACT Board appoint first CEO at Association for Citizenship Teaching

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.

The Deliberative Classroom: new DFE funded resources and guidance on topical debates

The Deliberative Classroom is a new project, funded by the Department for Education (DfE), to support teachers to lead knowledge-based debates with students on topical issues relating to fundamental British values, citizenship and equality.

New House of Lords Committee on Citizenship and Civic engagement

Last week it was announced that a new Lords Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagment has been established for the 2017-18 parliamentary session.

Supporting pupils and teachers after the Manchester attack

Following the devastating terrorist attack in Manchester, many schools will be dealing with questions and concerns from pupils about what happened and why. It is important for teachers to provide curriculum space to talk about questions and concerns, and challenge misconceptions but not be rushed into a reactive response, particularly while information is still emerging. 

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