My Education lesson plan

Part of our My Education campaign, this free lesson plan is a great way to get your students thinking about how education works in the UK.

In 2013, My Education asked young people to tell us exactly what they want from their education and to share their aspirations for the future.

This lesson, produced by Policy First (part of Teach First), encourages students to think about some of the barriers that young people face in our education system, what they would change about it, and how policy could bring about these changes.

The lesson is designed for students from Year 9 and up, but you can adapt it to suit your class. To get started, read through the lesson outline for an overview of all the other resources included in this pack, and take a look at the PowerPoint presentation to accompany the lesson.

We'd love to hear what your students are saying about their education – please do encourage them to visit our My Education facebook page, and to tweet their views using the #aboutmyeducation hashtag.