There is an opportunity which is part of the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme. It is open to teachers in both Primary and Secondary Schools and it would be great to have teachers from the Tatton constituency taking part.
This is a residential teachers institute between the 21st-23rd of January 2019 which will allow teachers to experience Parliament first-hand and hopefully return with a greater engagement and understanding of, Parliament.
Transport, accommodation and meals are covered, and applications are welcome from teachers, school leaders and teacher training providers working with young people between the ages of 5-18.
The course includes:
- Q&A sessions with MPs and Peers
- Talks from subject specialists
- Workshops devoted to key aspects of the work of Parliament
- Opportunities to explore new and exciting teaching ideas
- Tour of the Palace of Westminster
This is a really engaging and enlightening initiative, which may help pupils gain a heightened understanding of politics and parliament. We had a teacher in Tatton participate this year and it would be great to get someone onto next year's programme.
If any school has a staff member who would like to get involved application forms are available online at UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme and the closing date is Sunday 4 November 2018.