This toolkit aims to help school leaders understand how citizenship education can be at the heart of effective and successful schools, raising standards and ensuring the school is at the heart of its community. This module can be downloaded here CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION AND THE LEADERSHIP OF SCHOOLS
When Citizenship was introduced in 2002, schools were advised to do an audit of where they were already teaching Citizenship. So some schools looked across their curriculum and said, "We do a bit on democracy in History, we develop communication skills in Drama and we have an after school Duke of Edinburgh Club so we do Citizenship!" Unfortunately this illustrates a common misunderstanding of what ‘counts’ as Citizenship. However, Citizenship 'only counts' if Citizenship knowledge, skills and ideally action are planned and taught. This module can be downloaded here.
This module considers the challenges that citizenship teachers may face in the quest to deliver compelling learning experiences. It looks at the opportunities available for CPD to meet these challenges and would be particularly useful for non-specialist teachers looking to develop their understanding of citizenship education. This module can be downloaded here. CITIZENSHIP CPD
An active citizenship project that will inspire your students? Boardworks has put together a case studies and FREE stuff for you to use with your KS3 students on a range of issues including Global Learning.