This module looks at the two main ways citizenship can be inspected within schools. It considers how schools can prepare for these inspections as well as the possible outcomes of the survey inspection. You can download the module here. PREPARING FOR INSPECTION
ACT have developed a range of CPD modules to support the training and development of all those engaged in teaching citizenship. Each module has the same structure with:
This training session explains the difference between the two subjects and explores the common ground between them. It goes on to look at ways in which learning could be planned to meet both citizenship and PSHE education objectives. The module can be downloaded here. MAKING PSHE AND CITIZENSHIP WORK TOGETHER
The purpose of this module is to consider how we can be creative as educators and co-construct with our students new citizenship education learning spaces. The module will provide you with the space to consider a range of different approaches that can be taken to implement citizenship education in engaging, vibrant and relevant ways for our students.
This citizenship training module is aimed at practitioners working with challenging and vulnerable children and young people who may be attending Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), Special Schools, Short Stay Provision, limited timetable in mainstream settings, Young Offenders Institutions (YOIs) or other residential settings. The module can be downloaded here. ENGAGING CHALLENGING AND VULNERABLE PUPILS
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
The aim of this module is to demonstrate how to engage children in discussing and exploring topical and controversial issues so that they might think critically, make informed decisions, judge bias, recognise and respect different perspectives and begin to formulate, articulate and defend their developing views and values. This module can be downloaded here. CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN CITIZENSHIP (Primary)
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
This module is an introduction to active citizenship for primary practitioners. It aims to clarify the role of active citizenship in the primary curriculum, and how it might be implemented in the classroom and beyond. Download the module here ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP (Primary)
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