Democratic Life is delighted to make a submission today to the latest Youth Select Committee inquiry chaired by 18 year old MYP for Solihull, Natasha Browne. The Committee is the initiative of the British Youth Council and supported by the House of Commons and politicians including the Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow. In our submission [...]…Continue reading 'Democratic Life submission to the Youth Select Committee inquiry urges Head Teachers to make better Citizenship education a priority'
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Democratic Life submission to the Youth Select Committee inquiry urges Head Teachers to make better Citizenship education a priority
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
Friday, April 26th, 2013
This week, Democratic Life supporter, the British Youth Council announced a new inquiry by the Youth Select Committee into the role of the education system and the National Curriculum in equipping young people with the skills for later life. The inquiry, chaired by 18 year old Natasha Browne, Member of the Youth Parliament for Solihull, will [...]…Continue reading 'Inquiry into education and life skills launched by Youth Select Committee'
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Democratic Life would like to thank everyone who responded to the DFE consultation on the proposed secondary curriculum. We know well over a hundred of you used our handy response form and many others have told us they have submitted responses by email. Thank you for taking the time to make your views known about [...]…Continue reading 'DFE consultation on proposed National Curriculum has closed. Thanks for your support!'
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Democratic Life is urging everyone to respond to the DFE consultation on proposals for the secondary National Curriculum. We have made it easy for you by creating a handy form. It is pre-filled with our response, which you can leave in, edit or replace. When you click ‘Send’, it goes straight to the Department for [...]…Continue reading 'It’s time to respond to the DFE curriculum consultation!'
Friday, March 15th, 2013
Democratic Life’s campaign has hit the headlines again this week, with a feature in free education news publication SecEd. The article highlights the success of our work together so far and that there is still more to do to. You can help us improve the DFE draft programmes of study which are out for consultation [...]…Continue reading 'Citizenship and Democratic Life hit the headlines again!'
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
The former Education Minister and peer, Andrew Adonis made a passionate speech in the House of Lords debate on votes at 16 last month, highlighting why education and democracy go hand in hand and why he believes Citizenship education is so important. Lord Adonis said in his speech, It was Aristotle who said: “We are [...]…Continue reading 'Lord Andrew Adonis speaks out on why we need Citizenship education'
Friday, March 1st, 2013
Democratic Life would like to thank you for your support in securing Citizenship in the secondary National Curriculum. This is a significant achievement. However, there is more work to do to ensure the new curriculum is the best it can be. We still need your help! The announcement made in the House of Commons on [...]…Continue reading '‘We did it together! Citizenship remains – but we still need your help’'
Friday, February 8th, 2013
Democratic Life is delighted that Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education has confirmed citizenship will continue as a National Curriculum foundation subject in secondary schools. The announcement made in the House of Commons signals this government is committed to citizenship as a curriculum subject that every child, in every school must be taught. Responding [...]…Continue reading 'Michael Gove commits to statutory National Curriculum citizenship in every school'
Heads and Governors should be demanding high quality Citizenship education, says President of NEEC 2013 David Blunkett MP
Friday, January 18th, 2013
David Blunkett MP opened the North of England Education Conference in Sheffield this week by calling on Head teachers and governors to rise above the current politicisation of education and demand high quality Citizenship in their schools. In his speech David Blunkett, who is President of the North of England Education Conference 2013 (twitter #NEEC2013), [...]…Continue reading 'Heads and Governors should be demanding high quality Citizenship education, says President of NEEC 2013 David Blunkett MP'
Friday, November 2nd, 2012
Democratic Life is delighted to have been accepted as a partner in Parliament Week, an initiative to build greater awareness of, and engagement with parliamentary democracy in the UK. Our supporting organisations have a range of events and resources to support learning about democracy and parliament and there is more on the Parliament Week website. [...]…Continue reading 'Democratic Life delighted to be a partner in Parliament Week 19-25 November 2012'