Helen Blachford, Curriculum Leader PSCHE, led work on The ACT Building Resilience Project at Priory School in Portsmouth.
This project focused on critical thinking, problem solving and enquiry skills through three Citizenship lessons with two Year 9 classes. Pupils explored concepts of democracy, rule of law and rights and responsibilities in the context of media bias/falsification in reporting about Islam and Islamophobia.
This briefing identifies links with the National Curriculum for Citizenship at key stages 3 and 4, covers the big issues and key concepts, suggests teaching ideas and approaches, highlights opportunities for citizenship action projects and provides links to further resources.
‘A teaching framework for exploring and understanding criminal sentencing in England and Wales’ published by Sentencing Council for England and Wales has been awarded the ACT Quality Mark for Citizenship Teaching Resources.
'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.