The Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) is the professional subject association for those involved in citizenship education. ACT came into existance in 2002 to further the aims of Citizenship teaching and learning. ACT champions the teaching of Citizenship to all young people and we offer direct support to classroom practitioners. We connect our members to local and regional networks and working in co operation with our partners, including the DfES and TDA represent, the subject at national level.
Our main aim is the furtherance of mutual support, knowledge and good practice, skills and resources for the teaching and learning of Citizenship in schools and colleges. In order to do this we are active as an organisation, producing a termly journal called Teaching Citizenship, a monthly e-news and have a well resourced web site.
The work of ACT is steered by the ACT Council, a body consisting of representatives from our partners and elected members. The ACT president is Sir Bernard Crick. ACT has a dedicated staff team consisting of Professional Officer Chris Waller, Development Officer Millicent Scott, Membership and Events Administrator Theresa O’Neill and journal editor Roy Honeybone. Additionally Michael Grimes manages our web site and Tom Harrison supports work with the higher education and teacher training Citizenship community. ACT also occasionally employs interns on specific projects. Further information about ACT and its work can be found by using other options on the menu in the homepage.