SmartLaw Quality Mark rated by both legal and educational professionals…
The SmartLaw Quality Mark – Criteria
Public legal education (PLE) equips people with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to tackle problems encountered in day to day life.
The Citizenship Foundation are the leading experts on PLE in schools, and have helped tens of thousands of young people understand the law. We help them to know their rights, understand their responsibilities and navigate confidently through the legal system, knowing when and where to ask for help and further advice.
In order for young people to develop these essential attributes, teachers need access to PLE resources that they can trust, that are of an excellent standard, easily accessible and are engaging and relevant for young people.
The PLE Quality Mark is an accreditation system that ensures all of those things. Resources are rigorously and independently assessed to ensure that they are of the highest quality.
The SmartLaw Quality Mark is awarded to PLE teaching resources that meet the awarding bodies criteria…
- Be clear, accurate and comprehensive
- Contain teacher guidance, learning objectives and curriculum links
- Involve young people and educators in the development of the resource
- Be balanced and impartial
- Be engaging for young people
- Offer a variety of teaching and learning styles
- Provide opportunity for differentiation, assessment and support progression
- Be age appropriate and meaningful
The SmartLaw Quality Mark Approved Resource Logo is issued to approved resources and content
Being awarded with the SmartLaw Quality Mark demonstrates that your resource is of a high quality and is rated by both legal and educational professionals.
The SmartLaw Quality Mark ensures that your resource is one of a select number of high-quality resources to display the Citizenship Foundation’s seal of approval and will be promoted to our network of teachers and legal professionals across the UK.
To find out more about the Quality Mark please contact us
A SmartLaw Quality Mark example from the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
An comprehensive resource addressing exciting but demanding topics head-on such as; international criminal law, examining and evaluating international organisations, human rights and humanitarian law, among other topics. The book is aimed at the KS4 Citizenship audience but can also be used in other subjects such as Geography where international institutions form part of the subject matter. It provides a structured way for students to think about law and justice as independent learners developing the key skills of evaluation and analysis.
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