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E-EVENT Friday 5 June - Coffee & Chat Friday open citizenship forum 1.00pm-2.00pm

Our regular 'virtual staffroom' for all teachers in primary and secondary schools.  In previous sessions we have discussed:

  • how distance learning is going
  • pros and cons of online teaching
  • plans for supporting Year 10 and students taking examinations next year.  

ACT ambassadors will be online to answer your questions and help with any support needs for citizenship teaching. 

Please sign up here so we can email you the Zoom link, but you can also use our facebook event to share with friends. 

Media Literacy CPD with support from the US Embassy in London

This course is designed by two ACT teachers Helen Blachford and Bryden Joy. The course is for secondary teachers who are looking to build their subject knowledge and pedagogy to teach media literacy through citizenship. Sessions will address both national curriculum and GCSE requirements in relation to teaching about the media and building pupils media literacy and digital literacy skills.

Teachers will become:

-confident in using key terms to teach media literacy

-adept at using critical thinking and other pedagogies

-skilled at using news and media topical issues to build resilience and counter negative news effects

See the full course description 

Book the full 3-part course 

For those who complete all 3 parts you will receive an official CPD certificate from ACT, endorsed by the US Embassy 

Alternatively, to book individual sessions please see:

Session 1Wednesday 20th May 

Session 2Wednesday 3rd June

Session 3 Wednesday 17th June



Friday 10th July - Critical Media Literacy & Citizenship CPD online teacher conference-  with speakers from the BBC & Bingham Centre 

A half-day of online CPD on Media Literacy. Speakers include:

-Josie Verghese from the BBC Young Reporters

-Michael Olatokun from the Bingham Centre for Law

-ACT Ambassadors with teaching tips and skills for information literacy 

-Helen Blachford, Head of Humanities and Curriculum Leader for Citizenship and PSHE, Priory School

-Liz Moorse, Chief Executive, Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT)

More information to follow....

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ACT Quality Standard updated

The Quality Standard involves a self-evaluation process to help you assess the quality of citizenship education in your school or college.  

We will help you use the standard to evaluate your provision and improve your curriculum planning and implementation. Lead by Emily Owen, an experienced citizenship teacher and ACT ambassador, this new version of the Standard has been updated to align with the new ofsted inspection framework.

Tailored school-based CPD 

Complete our short form to let us know your requirements for tailored training, or call us on 07395 308 806.  

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