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Citizenship Education

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he last met Ofsted to discuss the teaching of citizenship in schools. (106861)

The Secretary of State has regular meetings with HM Chief Inspector on a range of matters. The Chief Inspector has a duty to advise the Secretary of State about quality of education and standards in schools, including in relation to citizenship. On 28 September Ofsted published “Towards Consensus? Citizenship in Secondary Schools” reporting on progress schools have made on establishing programmes of citizenship. In addition, citizenship is one of many areas reported on by the Chief Inspector in her annual report to the Secretary of State, the latest of which was published on 22 November 2006. Officials meet regularly with Ofsted to discuss citizenship.