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Professional Development, Training, Annual Conference, Tailored School Based CPD and Peer to Peer Support

We provide professional development, training and tailored programmes of school based CPD. We also work with teachers on ACT Council to provide peer to peer support. Complete our short form to let us know of your requirements, or call us on 020 7566 4133.

Youthquake: Young People and the Future of Democracy
National Teacher Conference for Citizenship, SMSC, British Values, Politics

Saturday 7 July 2018, City Hall, London
11.00am - 6.00pm (registration and exhibitors from 10.15am)

Discuss young people and the future of democracy including critical media literacy and the transformative role of Citizenship education in primary and secondary schools
Young active citizens from Hamilton Academy, Leicester, will be joined by Nicky Cox MBE, Editor-in-Chief of First News, and youth citizenship expert James Sloam from Holloway University in a sofa chat chaired by Lee Jerome, Middlesex University.

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Take part in practical workshops to build your confidence, subject knowledge, pedagogy and curriculum
Sessions are led by experienced teachers, Parliament's Education Service, Smart School Councils, Harris ITE, the English-Speaking Union and Kingston University School of Education.

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Explore and take away innovative Citizenship teaching approaches, research and classroom practice
This will include ideas for teaching critical media literacy and the new London Curriculum for Citizenship. ACT Council members will facilitate round table discussions.

Add your name to benefit from a day of guidance, support and inspiration

Join experienced and newly qualified teachers for a day of professional networking
"I connected with Citizenship colleagues from around the country in a way I could not otherwise have done so... The day was a resounding success for me. I came away re-energised, which is no small feat after an NQT year including an Ofsted inspection!" Citizenship Teacher, Conference 2017

A marketplace with a limited number of exhibitor spaces are available for teaching resource providers, publishers, NGOs and organisations working to support Citizenship and democracy education.

ACT National Conference 2018 Partner

UK Parliament Education Service

ACT National Conference 2018 Supporters

Kingston University School of Education  Harris Federation ITE

Some of our experienced teacher members are facilitating citizenship education teachmeets. If you are interested in joining them, please complete this short form to let us know when and where is best for you.

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Getting you and your pupils ready for the GCSE Citizenship Studies in 2018

This course will help teachers prepare for the new GCSE Citizenship Studies specifications (AQA, Edexcel and OCR), which are being examined for the first time in 2018.

Consider assessment approaches, moderation, marking and exam preparation and share the challenges you face. Understand the background and commonality and differences between the three specifications. Sessions will involve group work, marking exercises, presentations and Q&A time.

We have run two successful trainings in London. 

"Feel much more reassured and confident about preparing my year 11s for this year's exams. Excellent tips and resources." Teacher, January 2018

"The course has cleared up several issues for me regarding assessment objectives, specification coverage and marking. Extremely useful - thank you." Teacher, January 2018

Contact us to let us know where you are based and we will look at whether we can run a course near you.

Look at: What is the nature of the new style assessment? What is an Investigation and Action Project? How do students answer the questions?

Discuss and share challenges and questions:

  • Dissect the problems you face in teaching the new specifications
  • How to ensure pupils can make sense of the questions and activities in the specifications
  • Moderating the paper
  • Understanding the mark scheme
  • Share suggestions for helping students revise
  • Course Tutor: Michael Mitchell is a former senior examiner for Citizenship Studies. He was also a PGCE Secondary Citizenship course leader and has authored numerous books on Citizenship education.

    We provide professional development, training and tailored programmes of school based CPD. We also work with teachers on ACT Council to provide peer to peer support.

    Please complete the short form below to let us know of your requirements, or call us on 020 7566 4133.

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