Schools: Citizenship Education Debate

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Department: Department for Education

Schools: Citizenship Education

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe Excerpts
Wednesday 29th June 2022

(2 years ago)

Lords Chamber
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Baroness Barran Portrait Baroness Barran (Con)
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The Government share the noble and right reverend Lord’s aspiration, and the aspiration of the committee to which he refers. We want our children to leave school with the knowledge, skills and values that prepare them to be active citizens, and good citizenship education obviously can help to achieve that. We look forward to the report and acting on it when we receive it.

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe Portrait Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe (Lab)
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My Lords, will the Minister accept one of the specific recommendations of The Ties that Bind and reinstate bursaries for citizenship teachers for the 2023-24 academic year? Will she further consider keeping these bursaries in place until there are sufficient numbers to ensure that there is at least one trained specialist in every secondary school?