Paula McGregor

Let’s inspire our students to feel part of the election

Young people can shape politics – even if they can’t vote, they must be involved

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The snap general election took most of us by surprise, and it doesn’t help that it’s occurring in the middle of GCSEs and A levels. Although teachers must remain impartial – the Education Act 1996 forbids “the promotion of partisan political views in the teaching of any subject” – we are in a valuable position to help students access information to allow them to make an informed decision on their future.

It’s the last chance to get students registered to vote for the general election. If you spend time standing in front of a class with over-18s, it’s your duty to explain the importance of ...

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