Towards a Royal College of Teachers
As part of the discussion about the creation of a Royal College of Teaching as an independent professional voice for teachers in England a collection of think pieces has been ...
The Council for Subject Associations
Welcome to the CfSA website
Do you know there is a subject association for you?
Would you like to:
- be up to date in your subject?
- be part of your subject community?
- pursue your own learning?
- have access to dedicated sources of information?
For more information about the subject association members and associate members of CfSA and the services they offer, please click on the Membership section.
If you would like to learn more about the Council for Subject Associations, or indeed subject associations in general please see About Us
Reform of the National Curriculum in England
At a meeting of associations held on 9 April 2013 a clear consensus emerged that if the Government's proposals were implemented as they stand it would be detrimental forEnglish education. This is a curriculum appropriate for the past and not for the present or the future. It is not a curriculum that our children deserve.
Subsequently the Council responded to the Government consultation that closed on 8 August 2013. The response can be downloaded by following the link under 'Latest News' (top right).
Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT)
ACT exists to further the aims of citizenship teaching and learning, championing citizenship education to all young people and supporting teachers and schools in delivering the subject. We connect teachers to regional and national networks, offering training, CPD, support and advice.
Citizenship education should equip young people with the skills and knowledge to exercise their democratic responsibility and engage in public life. ACT supports teachers in developing an understanding and appreciation of the three themes: Democracy and Justice; Rights and Responsibilities; and Identity and Diversity, living together in the UK. Citizenship is not just about the lesson content it is also about embedding the concepts and practices of democracy into the culture and the school. As well as the Citizenship teacher, ACT therefore supports the whole school in delivering Citizenship education in the classroom and beyond.
ACT was founded in 2002 when Citizenship became statutory in schools in England and Wales.