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The Rule of Law and 'British Values' Teaching for Citizenship and SMSC Free after-school CPD event on rule of law and the government's 'Fundamental British Values' teaching for citizenship and SMSC.

Event Details

Time: 16:30-18:30

(Registration from 16:00)

Drinks reception to follow from 18:30 onwards

Venue: Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Association for Citizenship Teaching invites teachers and those with an interest in the citizenship curriculum to a free two-session CPD event on rule of law teaching. This will be followed by a free wine reception to network and exchange ideas from 18:30.

The first session of the event will comprise short presentations exploring the backdrop against which rule of law teaching comes into play, including the challenges of teaching the government's 'Fundamental British values' in schools and how schools could respond to this challenge. Confirmed speakers for the session are Professor Hugh Starkey (Institute of Education), Sunder Katwala (British Future), Balbir Sohal (Association for Citizenship Teaching).

The second session will be a workshop led by teachers with experience of teaching the rule of law, who will provide a guide to what the rule of law is and provide worked examples on how to teach it.

All teacher participants will receive:

  • A CPD certificate;
  • A free book of resources and DVD on the rule of law;
  • A free resource on Magna Carta as a historical context for the rule of law.


  • Darren Butler (Simon Langton School)
  • Lee Jerome (Middlesex University)
  • Sunder Katwala (Director, British Future)
  • Balbir Sohal (ACT Council Member)
  • Professor Hugh Starkey (Institute of Education)

More speakers to be confirmed

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Event convened by Xiao Hui Eng, Research Fellow in Citizenship Education and the Rule of Law, and Dr Lawrence McNamara, Bingham Centre Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow.

The workshop is to be held as part of the Centre's citizenship teaching project, where new resources on the justice system are being piloted in schools to address the legal aspects of the national citizenship curriculum and SMSC teaching (

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CPD Accreditation

This event is accredited with 2 CPD hours.

Please be aware that the CPD hours for this event are CPD hours for teachers rather than legal CPD points.


This event is free to attend.

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