Citizenship Essentials to help you plan or update your Citizenship curriculum provision
We have pulled together our Citizenship Essentials to help Citizenship subject leaders and teachers plan or update their Citizenship curriculum provision.
Below are links to key ACT resources, some of which are free for the public to access and some of which can be accessed through association membership. This selection will help Citizenship subject leaders and teachers plan and update their Citizenship provision.
The Citizenship Programme of Study for Key Stages 3-4
The National Curriculum Programme of Study for Citizenship education at key stages 3-4 published by the DfE
ACT guidance and explanatory notes for the Citizenship PoS KS3-4 (member only)
Guidance prepared by ACT to support the National Curriculum for Citizenship in secondary schools
The Citizenship Programme of Study for Key Stages 1-2
A non-statutory curriculum framework to help plan Citizenship provision in primary schools
A big picture for planning outstanding Citizenship education
A multimedia tool to help teachers and schools plan their curriculum and evaluate outcomes for pupils
Self-evaluation Tool for Citizenship education (for ACT Quality Standard participants)
A tool for primary and secondary schools to review and improve their Citizenship provision. Available when working towards the ACT Quality Standard Award for schools
Lesson planning and observation tool (member only)
To help you plan, evaluate and review the quality of Citizenship teaching in lessons
A series of topic guides (member only)
Five topic guides on the Electoral system, the Constitution, Active citizenship, Finance and the economy, Justice and the law
ACT curriculum briefings (member only)
Special briefings on the contribution of Citizenship to SMSC development and the EU, Europe and the UK
Guidance developed by the Expert Group for Citizenship on how to assess and make progress in Citizenship.
ACT Quality Marked Citizenship Teaching Resources
In addition to ACT resources, we’ve also highlighted the best on the market to help your teaching
A number of the resources above are member-only. If you are not yet a member and would like to access our full range of resources, alongside other member benefits such as our journal, direct support and advice and discounted rates for events, visit our page on ACT membership.
If you have any further queries on planning a Citizenship education programme, our Professional Officer can provide over-the-phone or email advice to members. Contact us