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Briefing for Schools on political education, maintaining impartiality and avoiding partisan activity

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.

 

Citizenship Leadership

Does your SLT really know what Citizenship is? Do you have time on the curriculum to cover what you need to? How can you make your Citizenship really transformative? Whether you are the lone Citizenship teacher or leading a team of non-specialists, subject leadership in Citizenship presents us all with challenges. This workshop debated and shared strategies and approaches for overcoming a range of everyday issues at school.

ACT National Conference 2017 - Essential teacher CPD

'Transformative Citizenship Teaching' - National CPD conference, 4 July 2017

In the last year, two great Citizenship teachers have joined ACT Council and both will be contributing at the National Conference in London in July. 

Zoe from Towers School in Kent is running workshops on 'Citizenship leadership - How can you transform your subject?'

Citizenship Essentials to help you plan or update your Citizenship curriculum provision for 2016-17

We have pulled together our Citizenship Essentials to help Citizenship subject leaders and teachers plan or update their Citizenship curriculum provision for 2016-17.

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.                                                 

Citizenship Essentials to help you plan your Citizenship provision for 2016-17

With an exciting new school year about to start, we have pulled together our Citizenship Essentials to help Citizenship subject leaders and teachers plan or update their Citizenship curriculum provision.

New Topical Issues Briefing on Europe, the European Union and the UK

In the second of a series of Topical Issues briefings for teachers, ACT offers guidance to help you explore Europe, the European Union and the UK.

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.

Topical Issues Briefings

Topical Issues Briefings are designed to explore topical issues in Citizenship and how they relate to the new NC Citizenship programmes of study. They provide a starting point for teachers with teaching ideas and links to further resources.

Topical Issues 2 Europe, the European Union and the UK

In the second of a new series of Topical Issues briefings for teachers, ACT offers guidance to help you explore Europe, the European Union and the UK.

A summary guide to New GCSEs in Citizenship Studies

The ACT GCSE Summary Guide provides teachers with an overview of the new GCSEs in Citizenship Studies that are available for first teaching from 2016 and first examination in 2018. The guide is organised to provide you with a quick view of:

The Prevent Duty and Controversial Issues: creating a curriculum response through Citizenship

'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.

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