The Association for Citizenship Teaching’s written evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement has now been published by Parliament. Read ACT's written submission of evidence
The Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) is calling on the Government to take urgent action to change policies that are discriminating against Citizenship teachers. ACT research, presented to the House of Lords Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement on Wednesday 18 October, will show that current policy is creating significant barriers to those who want to train as Citizenship specialist teachers, and for existing teachers who want to progress their careers.
‘Government need to get behind Citizenship’ was the clear message from the Lord Bird, Baroness Royall, Lord Stevenson, Lord Cormack and many others during the 2nd and 3rd readings of the NCS Bill in the Lords. But during the 2nd reading of the Bill in the Commons there were just a few references to schools and Citizenship education.