SCD teacher receives Gold Status as UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador

Many congratulations to Politics Teacher and Subject Leader Mrs Brown who has been awarded Gold status as a UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador. Mrs Brown has received this award as a result of her work developing students and colleagues’ understanding of Parliament and democracy as part of the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador programme. In order to achieve this status several criteria must be achieved, including presenting assemblies, events, and training sessions, and this evidence is submitted to the UK Parliament for review. The main contributory factor to the gold status being awarded was the implementation of the St Clement Danes Ambassador Elections in November 2019, when an election campaign for KS3 and KS4/KS5 Student Ambassadors was held. The idea of holding an election was to mirror a General Election, giving the students an understanding of the process of casting a vote in a ballot. Prior to the election, a 6-week campaign was held, during which students were encouraged to think about the importance of voting for someone to responsibly represent their views on a range of key issues. During this process students and staff learnt about democracy through teacher inset, form times and assemblies.

Mrs Brown was congratulated by David Carr, Senior Teaching Training Specialist, UK Parliament, who added, ‘Thank you for doing such a brilliant job of engaging your pupils and colleagues in UK Parliament and democracy. You have reached a huge number of students and colleagues!’

To find out more about UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme, to read our news story about our Student Ambassador Elections and to find out more about education in the UK Parliament, please follow the links below.



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