In February this year, Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart wrote to all schools in his constituency encouraging teachers to attend the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme.
This programme is a fully-funded three-day course that runs from 1 – 3rd July and aims to equip teachers with the knowledge to inspire children about British values and our political system.
Graham recently received the excellent news that Natalie Redpath, a teacher from Cherry Burton C of E Primary School, has been successful in her application, and he said the following: “I look forward to welcoming Natalie to Westminster to train as a UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador.
“It’s so important that children understand Parliament and democracy, and how they can shape our society through engaging with these institutions; yet these subjects can be quite technical and rely on enthusiastic and well-informed teaching.
“Natalie’s decision to apply to this scheme, and her success in doing so, really will be of great value to her pupils. Over 3-days, she’ll have the opportunity to question me, the Speaker, and other MPs from all parties about our work, giving her an in-depth understanding that she can share with her pupils.
“I hope that in the future many more teachers from my constituency will have the opportunity to participate in this excellent programme. It’s a great initiative to help educate local children so that they better understand the political process and how they can enact change for their communities in the future.”
Mrs Joy, Headteacher at Cherry Burton C of E Primary School, commented: “I am very proud that Miss Redpath has managed to secure a place on this programme. At Cherry Burton Primary School, we are committed to enhancing our children’s curriculum and experiences, and this is another way in which we will be able to achieve this.”
Find out more information about the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme here: https://www.parliament.uk/education/teacher-training-cpd-opportunities/teachers-institute/