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Our 2024-25 Calendars

VoteTopics that you can expect over the next academic year

Key Themes VoteTopic Calendar

Find out which themes will be covered by each of your VotesforSchools lessons.

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Awareness Days & Events Calendar

Take a look at all the events & awareness days taking place during the 2024-25 academic year.

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Key Themes VoteTopic Calendar 2024-25

Our VoteTopic Calendar for 2024-25 is here, and this time we're doing things a little differently... For all 39 VoteTopics, a key theme has been allocated. We will be covering a topical question linked to the pre-planned theme each week, the only exception being when something major hits the headlines that doesn't quite align.

The calendar will help you to plan ahead while also giving students the opportunity to discuss a wide range of current issues. The eagle-eyed amongst you will also see that we are introducing "Voters' Choice" weeks, where we will be seeking submissions for VoteTopics from you and your voters.

QWhat is this calendar for?
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We’ve allocated one of our 9 Key Themes to each of the VoteTopics you will receive in 2024-25. You can find out more about these themes on your Teacher Dashboard.

QHow will this help?
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Where possible, we want to lighten the load for teachers, and we know that a bit of a heads up goes a long way. Pre-planning topics also ensures that voters get to discuss a wide range of issues.

QHow will you cover current affairs?
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Our lessons will always have topical issues at their heart. Most of the time what's happening in the news fits seamlessly into our key themes, so not much will change.

On the odd occasion where something major hits the headlines and doesn't match the week's theme, we may change plans around a bit. But don't worry, we'll always let you know.

QWhat is Voters' Choice?
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New for 2024-25, we want to give voters the chance to submit their own ideas for a VoteTopic. We will then select which of these to cover during the designated “Voters’ Choice” weeks!

QWhat about awareness days?
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All the events we will be covering in our lessons are outlined in this calendar. For any others, check out our Awareness & Events Days calendar below.

Awareness Days & Events Calendar

Awareness Days & Events Calendar

As if all that wasn't enough... our new Awareness Days & Events Calendar is packed full of notable dates and upcoming celebrations, this is your one-stop-doc for future planning.

QWhat is this calendar for?
A

All the events & awareness days taking place during the 2024-25 academic year.

QWill there be new VoteTopics for all these events?
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There won‘t be a new VoteTopic for each event, but we will signpost you to relevant archive resources in our weekly emails.

QHow do I know what is pre-planned?
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You can find all our pre-planned VoteTopics in our Key Themes VoteTopic Calendar.

QHow do I use this calendar?
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However you see fit: print it, share it on your staff portal, or even send it home to parents. You can set each month as your desktop background if you really want to...

QWhere can I find out more about the awareness days & Events?
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With the exception of religious & cultural observances, all the events in this calendar are hyperlinked, so you can click each one to visit the relevant website or resource hub!