“I want to send the message to all students, from whatever background, that they could be the judges of the future.”Lord Burnett, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
The Schools Engagement Programme is an initiative which aims to provide primary and secondary school students with a greater understanding of the judiciary’s work. This involves interactive judge visits to schools, exciting ‘Question Time’ events, the facilitation of learning materials, and more. Equipped with knowledge about the justice system, it is important that pupils from all walks of life feel a sense of empowerment to speak on fundamental constitutional principles and, should they wish, pursue a career in the law.
- Statement from the Lord Chief Justice: Lord Burnett, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, shares his vision on teaching young people from all kinds of backgrounds about the justice system.
- Requesting a school visit from a judge or magistrate: find information on how to get in touch and organise a visit to your school.
- Resources for home and classrooms – including lesson plans: access a selection of presentations, handouts for both students and teachers, and links to learning programmes.
- School visits – case studies: read about previous visits.
- Schools’ Question Time: find out more about judicial ‘Question Time’ events.