This briefing is based on DFE advice to schools. It summarises key things for schools to consider when teaching politics and political issues in a broad and balanced curriculum. It summarises relevant aspects of the law in relation to remaining impartial and avoiding partisan activity.
This Summary provides an overview of the knowledge and understanding about democracy that should be developed through the subject of Citizenship. Democracy is a key overaching concept that brings together many themes and dimensions of the subject.
'The Prevent Duty and Controversial Issues: creating a curriculum response through Citizenship' is a new publication that offers guidance to schools and teachers as they consider and develop their response to the Prevent Duty.
This resources digest has been put together by the Expert Group for Citizenship.
The Expert Group for Citizenship comprises teachers and others from the subject community and works together to promote best practice in teaching the revised National Curriculum. The Group is supported by the DFE.
The term ‘Citizenship’ means different things, to different people, in different contexts. Citizenship education is therefore often misunderstood. This training session outlines these different interpretations, and clarifies what Citizenship is really all about. It argues that Citizenship is not just a new subject, but a new kind of subject, and more than a subject. You can download this module here. WHAT IS CITIZENSHIP?
This module aims to provide LA advisers with the opportunity to consider disciplined innovation in curriculum planning and give participants the opportunity to plan a cross-curricular unit of work and develop active citizenship. The work was created at the time of the Rose Review and references the Historical, Geographical and Social Area of Understanding approach to planning and will encourage curriculum renewal.
The purpose of this training module is to find out about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Rights Respecting School Award and how children’s learning about their rights is integral to citizenship education within a whole school context. This module can be downloaded here. CHILDREN'S RIGHTS