Association for Citizenship Teaching

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The Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) is a professional subject association in the United Kingdom for those involved in citizenship education. ACT came into existence in 2002 to further the aims of citizenship teaching and learning. ACT champions the teaching of citizenship to all young people and offers direct support to classroom practitioners in England and Wales.


ACT aims to connect its members to local and regional networks and works with the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Training and Development Agency for Schools.

ACT encourages Citizenship teachers and coordinators, primary teachers and others involved in Citizenship education such as community police officers, MPs, councillors etc. to become members of ACT.

ACT offers:

  • Mediation and representation of Citizenship teachers and Citizenship teaching to government
  • Specialist team to support the successful implementation of the new curriculum
  • Annual conference for Citizenship teachers
  • Specialist advice also on specific problems and issues
  • Regional events for networking and finding resources locally
  • CPD opportunities
  • Members only events
  • Termly journal “Teaching Citizenship” with invaluable articles, resources and information
  • Regular monthly updates on events, conferences, CPD and teaching resources
  • Signposting to excellent resources, including a monthly topic for e-newsletter and downloadable resources from website.

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