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22nd Jun 2022 5:22pm News

​​​​​​​The ACT Teaching Awards 2022 - Shortlist

We're pleased to announce the shortlisted nominations for our Citizenship awards.

​​​​​​​The ACT Teaching Awards 2022 – Shortlist

Over 100 outstanding Citizenship teachers, school leaders and organisations from across the UK were nominated for this year’s inaugural ACT Teaching Awards, giving the panel of judges a very difficult set of decisions.

The shortlisted finalists and winners will be recognised at the Houses of Parliament on 4th July. The evening celebration will pay tribute to the many teachers and schools who work tirelessly to provide excellent Citizenship education, as we mark 20 years of ACT and of Citizenship as a national curriculum subject.

We would like to congratulate all who have been shortlisted and thank everyone who made a nomination.

Shortlisted nominees

Lord Blunkett Outstanding Contribution to Citizenship 
David Kerr  |  Helen Blachford

Organisation of the year 
The Politics Project  |  UK Parliament Education and Engagement

Trainee teacher of the year
Ella Rattan  |  Ellen Hall  |  Fiona Shelton

GCSE teacher of the year 
Bryden Joy  |  Jane Haynes

School active citizenship award 
Hampton School  |  Leeds City Academy  |  Royal Wootton Bassett

Primary school of the year 
Barrowford School

Secondary teacher of the year
John McCloskey  |  Samantha Hunt  |  Sera Shortland  |  Zoe Fox

School of the year
Addey and Stanhope School  | Brockhill Park Performing Arts College

We will also acknowledge a number of colleagues who have made highly-significant contributions to Citizenship education over many years in relation to leading the subject in schools, for advocacy and influence work, research, and for services to ACT.

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Read more about our category winners

See who the winners were, and hear David Blunkett's reflections at the inaugural Teaching Citizenship Awards - 20 years on from the subject's inclusion within the National Curriculum.

Teaching Award winners announced at Parliament