Chartered College of Teaching comments on new political impartiality guidance

The Chartered College of Teaching has commented on the publication of new school guidance on political impartiality in the classroom. Its intention is to “help teachers and schools navigate issues such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the legacy of the British Empire or societal responses to racism in accordance with the law,”

Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching, said:

“Our teachers are experts and take their professional responsibilities to their students and the wider community extremely seriously.  Guidance that supports teachers to introduce challenging topics in the classroom is welcome, as long as it helps to encourage dialogue and does not hinder open discussion and learning.”