Year ending 30 September 2002
The focus of this financial year was the realisation of one of the Citizenship Foundation’s longstanding goals: the launch of the Citizenship curriculum for secondary schools in England in September 2002.
This was reflected in our continuing work on curriculum resources, a leaflet for all teachers commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills, and a special edition of our free newsletter, of which 15,000 copies were distributed to all schools. We celebrate this achievement in the knowledge that there is still a great deal of work to do to ensure high quality citizenship teaching in all schools, and to develop the statutory secondary curriculum in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland as well as in the primary sector.
This sea-change in the status of citizenship education has informed a review of our strategic direction. We shall aim to focus more on the most disadvantaged members of society and to widen the scope of our work beyond the classroom particularly to target excluded young people and older learners.
A reflection of this is new funding from the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales to enable the development of our already popular website to reach out to a wider audience whilst continuing to provide an excellent service to teachers.
Another expression of our strategic review is the decision to adopt a new visual identity. We are extremely grateful to Interbrand for developing this on a pro bono basis. We are confident that this identity projects our commitment to the value of both individuals and their role in creating an inclusive community, and will launch us on a new and exciting phase of development.
Lord Phillips of Sudbury OBE
Michael Maclay (Chairman), Dan Mace (Deputy Chairman), Michael Alderson CBE, Cherie Booth QC, David Bromfield, Michael Brunson OBE, Indira Butcher, Verity Danziger, Daphne Gould OBE, Claudia Hamill, Steve Hilton, The Honourable Sir Anthony Hooper, David Kerr, Sarah Philbrick
Tony Breslin (Chief Executive), Don Rowe (Director, Curriculum Resources), Ayo Adeyinka, Kate Armstrong, Kathleen Bennett, Amy Bush, Michael Grimes, Fiona Hogarth, Ted Huddleston, Blandine Labry, Shula Maibaum, Graham Morris, Janet Nguyen, Katharine Piddock, Carrie Supple, Rachael Takens-Milne, Tony Thorpe