Hathershaw College

UK Parliament Gold Award

UK Parliament Gold Award

70 teachers from across the UK attended Teachers’ Institute to train as UK Parliament Teacher Ambassadors - and our very own Miss Harewood was one of them!

Miss Harewood, lead teacher of Religious Education, has been very busy delivering sessions about Parliament and democracy to our students and has now achieved UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador status at Gold level. By achieving this prestigious award, our students will access Gold Ambassador events in the 2019-20 academic year. Along with this, Miss Harewood is able to access free resources provided during the programme, and is able to help develop her students' and colleagues' understanding of Parliament and democracy, whilst benefiting from a continuing partnership with Parliament's Education Service.

The three-day training course at the UK Parliament involved an intensive programme of workshops and meetings with officials, MPs, peers, and the Speakers of the House of Commons and Lords. Those attending Teachers' Institute become UK Parliament Teacher Ambassadors for Parliament's Education and Engagement Service, and train their students and colleagues about the role of the UK Parliament.

Following the course, 100% of Teachers involved said they felt confident (29%) or very confident (71%) teaching about Parliament. 100% said they would recommend Teachers’ Institute to their colleagues.

The Head of Education and Engagement at the UK Parliament, David Clark, said:

“Hundreds of teachers from across the country have been trained through 'Teachers’ Institute', and in their roles as Ambassadors have gone on to teach thousands more people about the UK Parliament. I congratulate this year’s successful applicants and thank them for their support in inspiring and engaging young people with the work of the House of Commons and House of Lords".


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