UK Parliament and Teaching Democracy in School


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UK Parliament Teacher Network

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How can teachers encourage their students to engage with democracy?

The UK Parliament Teacher Network is a UK-wide professional network of teachers who regularly teach about UK Parliament, or intend to.

The laws that get made by UK Parliament have an impact on all our lives – and it’s so important that young people across the UK understand how Parliament works and how they can make a difference. 

If you would like to grow your confidence in teaching your pupils about the work that happens in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, how laws are made, and how your pupils can make an impact and get their voices heard, then you may be interested in joining the brand-new UK Parliament Teacher Network.

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How will the UK Parliament Teacher Network benefit teachers?

The UK Parliament Teacher Network enables teachers to:

  • grow their confidence in teaching about UK Parliament
  • show how UK Parliament impacts on their pupils
  • share their existing knowledge with teachers from across the UK
  • access the expertise of UK Parliament Teacher Ambassadors

What are the benefits?

Stock Shot Of Parliament (please Don't Use As Hero Image)Any teacher who becomes a member of the UK Parliament Teacher Network receives free curriculum-linked resources, regular newsletters and engaging training opportunities.

After joining, members receive a link to the Members Hub, which includes resource slideshows, resources for teacher CPD, ideas for bringing UK Parliament to life in your classroom, assembly and tutorial resources and UK Parliament research briefings.

Members receive monthly updates which include details of upcoming Teacher Network training opportunities and their latest resources.

A flexible teacher community…

This new community network is designed to be flexible and supportive, so members can decide how much time they spend on it. Online events will usually be an hour long and will take place twice a term; when face-to-face training events resume, members will have the opportunity to attend ½-day and 1-day events at UK Parliament and take part in online events.

By becoming a member, teachers will help young people across the UK to know how their UK Parliament works and how they can impact the work that happens – and get their voices heard.

The resources and training events provided will develop your current understanding of UK Parliament, generate ideas for teaching about this topic and give you the opportunity to share good practice with other colleagues across the UK.

Get involved and sign up today!

This new hub will provide support and resources which grow the confidence of teachers and their teaching in this area. Having taken my pupils and colleagues to visit UK Parliament on several occasions, I know that teachers will be inspired in a huge variety of ways!

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