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ACT is the association for teachers, educators and others involved and interested in teaching Citizenship. We work on behalf of everyone engaged in Citizenship education. Your support helps us continue our work. To receive full benefits of ACT choose one of the memberships below:

Organisation membership is £296 for two years or £160 for one year

Aimed at organisations this membership gives your staff all of the advantages of the membership package, plus discounted rates for advertising in our journal, attending and/or exhibiting at our annual national conference. Who should apply? Schools, multi-academy trusts buying memberships for their school network, FE colleges, universities, libraries, NGOs or other organisations with a commitment to Citizenship education.

Individual membership is £78.00 for two years or £46 for one year

Early Careers Teachers/Trainee Teachers get two years for the price of one (£46)

Joining ACT is simple; complete the form, pay online or request an invoice. To renew your membership remember to sign into the website first.

Key benefits of your membership:

ACT journal ‘Teaching Citizenship’ - ACT’s journal has in-depth features, news and resources for all those involved with citizenship education. It contains articles about the latest policy information as well as case studies and lesson plans.

One to one member support - Available from our advisory teachers and ACT Ambassador teachers. 

ACT E-news ‘Citizenship Focus’ - Our regular email updates (around twice a month) keep you up to date with the latest developments in citizenship.

ACT website – ‘Member only’ resources - This includes guidance to support the national curriculum for citizenship and resources for every key stage, from primary to post-16.

Access to free CPD sessions - ACT's team offers you advice and guidance about all aspects of citizenship teaching, curriculum, assessment and qualifications. 

Discounted places on training courses and conferences - Details of our conferences, CPD and training days are published on our events page. Organisation membership Schools/Colleges can also request tailored CPD at a discounted rate.

Opportunities to join in with national projects - ACT have partnered with several NGOs, organisations, and universities to run national projects around media literacy, resilience, suffrage, and the deliberate classroom, As a member you have access to lesson plans, resources, and pilot schemes. Find out more on our project page

You can claim income tax relief for annual membership subscriptions if you have membership to do your job or it’s helpful for your work. See HMRC Guidance.

For all membership enquiries please email us




E-Member/E-Supporter is free of charge membership and means you receive our e-news, have access to a selection of website resources (open to the public) and events such as regional teacher network hubs. If you would like access to our full range of resources, journal and discounts on training, CPD and conferences, or to stand for ACT Council please sign up as an individual or organisational member.

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