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Outstanding teachers from across the country become UK Parliament Teacher Ambassadors

6 July 2018

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70 teachers from across the UK attended Teachers' Institute to train as UK Parliament Teacher Ambassadors.

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.

Since its launch in 2006, Teachers' Institute has trained more than 800 teachers from all parts of the UK, giving them a detailed understanding of how the House of Commons and Lords work.

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".  

Further information

Applications for January 2019 Teachers' Institute will open on 4 September 2018. Find more information on the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme on our website.

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