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Teachers: Citizenship

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made in the training of specialist teachers of citizenship. (143817)

Since the introduction of citizenship education in 2002, over 800 teachers have completed Initial Teacher Training courses to become specialist citizenship teachers. In addition, places are available to train up to 1,200 existing teachers on the Citizenship Continuing Professional Development programme over the next two years which will allow citizenship teachers to broaden and deepen their subject knowledge.