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How to use ACTive Citizenship Toolkits

Join us for this webinar exploring our 3 ACTive Citizenship Toolkits (KS2, KS3 & KS4). Learn how you can use the toolkits to support your teaching.

About this event

This webinar will offer practical advice on how to use our ACTive Citizenship Toolkits in your setting. Our free toolkits cover Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 and can be used from primary education up to GCSE Investigations in secondary schools. These easy to follow booklets and teacher guidance sheets ensure that teachers can feel confident when delivering lessons based on responsible action and creating change. This session will explain how the toolkits work and provide hints and tips on how to produce successful active citizenship projects in your school.

Who is it for?

This webinar is suitable for all teachers, Heads of Year, and those responsible for overseeing school based and/or community projects run by pupils.

Why attend?

By the end of this webinar you will: 

  • Be confident in using the ACTive Citizenship resources 
  • Have a clearer understanding of active citizenship and how it can be used in your setting

Additional information

This workshop supports the CCF and ECF in the following ways:

  • Discussing and analysing with expert colleagues how to sequence lessons so that pupils secure foundational knowledge before encountering more complex content.
  • Discussing and analysing with expert colleagues how to identify possible misconceptions and plan how to prevent these from forming.
  • Increasing challenge with practice and retrieval as knowledge becomes more secure (e.g. by removing scaffolding, lengthening space or introducing interacting elements).
  • Providing opportunities for all pupils to learn and master essential concepts, knowledge, skills and principles of the subject.
  • Being aware of common misconceptions and discussing with expert colleagues how to help pupils master important concepts.
  • Discussing and analysing with expert colleagues how to revisit the big ideas of the subject over time and teach key concepts through a range of examples.
  • Drawing explicit links between new content and the core concepts and principles in the subject.
  • Enabling critical thinking and problem solving by first teaching the necessary foundational content knowledge.

CPD strand – Leading Citizenship

Leading Citizenship can be complex and often involves non-specialist teachers taking on the role. This strand will look at the logistical role of subject leaders to embed Citizenship successfully across the school. It also helps those who lead Citizenship across multiple schools and need to develop their understanding of research-informed practice and how this influences the curriculum.

This session also supports colleagues who may teach GCSE Citizenship Studies and seek guidance with improving outcomes for the Citizenship Investigation (active citizenship).

Event team

Meet the team who will be running this event

Kelly Allchin

Assistant Principal, Leeds City Academy

Kirsty White

Head of Learning Resources


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