The referendum result has left a legacy of complex questions. So, how can we help pupils in school to make sense of this, teachers teach about the issues and feel confident about being neutral in approaching such an emotive issue? ACT staff and Council have given this consideration and offer the following:
It can be very challenging to explain to colleagues and others what Citizenship is all about. In fact some head teachers and subject colleagues still believe that Citizenship was axed in the curriculum review. It was not. Citizenship is part of the KS3 and 4 national curriculum and the GCSE remains, as does the A Level. In order to help with clarity, ACT has produced some new style posters that can be downloaded and displayed in the classroom or staff room or used at governors meetings.
A report evaluating the educational resources available to support the teaching and exploration of identity, diversity and citizenship.
This report was written by Ted Huddlestone of the Citizenship Foundation following the publication of the independent report on 'Diversity and Citizenship: curriculum review' (2007) for the DfES led by Sir Keith Ajegbo.