The First News ACTive Citizenship Award Scheme provides: An award scheme to celebrate and acknowledge positive changes children are making in their communities; A toolkit to support, engage and empower children to become change makers, and to lead action on real issues they are concerned and passionate about; and curriculum guidance for teachers; A media platform, through First News, for children to report and share the changes they are making. Get your teacher and pupil toolkits.
The ACT Quality Standard has been introduced to recognise the value of Citizenship within the school. After successfull pilots in over 50 schools across the North East of England over the past three years we are currently re-drafting the QS to include a new section and reflect new requirements by Ofsted, especially in relation to SMSC. The QS will now have three parts and include the use of the ACT Citizenship Self Evaluation Tools for either Primary or Secondary, a Citizenship action requirement, curriculum review and participation in new ACT or ACT-approved CPD.