2024 - Community Organising in Schools and Colleges - Summer Term Training

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Why is this programme needed?

Communities are increasingly under pressure. The many issues faced by our young people and their families aren’t getting any better. People, more than often, feel powerless when it comes to influencing decisions which can benefit them and their communities. This leads, in turn, to a mistrust in democracy.

Our answer to this:

Through the method of Community Organising we enable local leaders to develop their voice and come together with the power and strategy to make real change.

How we will support you:

This programme is about supporting teachers and leaders to create authentic social actions for the benefit of their students, their families, and their communities. This is done by developing your leadership and understanding of the method of Community Organising, helping you develop relationships and partnerships with neighbouring institutions across your local Citizens alliance.

The programme is a chance to collaborate with a network of like-minded schools which take, or want to take, community relationships seriously, learn from other leaders who’ve demonstrated impact in community action and play a leading role in embedding your school within its community.

Course Curriculum

  Community Organising in Schools and Colleges
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course takes place over 5 consecutive Wednesdays, starting on Wednesday 5th June 2024 and finishing on Wednesday 3rd July. The sessions are from 16:00-17:30 each week (apart from the last session, which will be from 16:00-17:00).
Do I need to attend all sessions?
In order to graduate from this course, a minimum of 80% attendance is required.
Can anyone attend this course?
We usually recommend that you discuss whether you should attend this course with your local Citizens UK Community Organiser.
What happens after the course?
One of the expectations after attending this course is that you turn your learning into action by completing a full cycle of action (i.e. a campaign with your school/college). You will be supported by your local Citizens UK organiser to make this happen.

What next?

Please complete this application form before paying for the course. Your application will be reviewed, and your place will be confirmed. At that point we will ask you to pay.