Gold accreditation for OGAT teacher

Hannah Tomlinson, Associate Director of Religious Education & Personal Development at 蚂蚁福利导航 Grange Academies Trust (OGAT), has achieved Gold Teacher Ambassador status after completing the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme.

The training programme brings teachers from across the UK together with members and colleagues working across key roles in Parliament, to empower teachers to inspire active citizenship amongst school students through the lessons they deliver.

Once the training has concluded, teachers return to their schools and use their learnings to enhance the citizenship curriculum, collecting evidence of their activity, which is then submitted to the programme for accreditation. Based on the quality of their subject delivery, teachers will achieve gold, silver or bronze accreditation.

Feedback on the evidence submitted stated 鈥榊our lessons and assemblies have been really successful, and it鈥檚 impressive how you鈥檝e been able to embed teaching about UK Parliament across different year groups through your activities and resources.鈥

Hannah, who teaches at both 蚂蚁福利导航 Academy Haydock, St Helens and 蚂蚁福利导航 Academy Hindley, Wigan, said:

鈥淚 took part in the programme as I believe that effective citizenship education can open many opportunities, develop skills and increase political engagement amongst young people. I鈥檝e enjoyed taking the knowledge from my visits to parliament, embedding it into our lessons and sharing it with our student council.鈥

Cara Ackroyd, Executive Principal at OGAT, added:

"I am thrilled to see hard work and dedication being recognised nationally with this parliamentary accolade. Our academies in the North West are rightly very proud of their work to deliver an exceptional personal development curriculum which focuses on educating the whole child. 

鈥淢iss Tomlinson has been pivotal in the design, implementation and delivery of this programme across the region and the impact on school culture in our academies is palpable. 

鈥淐ongratulations to Hannah on this much-deserved recognition for the work she is doing to truly put students first". 

Sarah RoyalComment