Increasingly, schools who take part in the Debating Matters Competition want to try the format out for themselves within their schools to get more students involved - or those new to schools debating just want to know how to get started!

Debating Matters has produced two Resource Packs designed to support teachers in organising a debate club within their schools, or to establish their own Debating Matters style events for themselves.

Some parts of the Resource Packs will be more relevant than others, but as you make use of them we’re keen to hear from all teachers and schools who take up the challenge to encourage more debate in schools, to hear how you got on and to showcase your experiences so that others might learn from and develop them.

We have already built a small collection of Case Studies, which you can access using the menu item on the left, which describe a number of teachers’ efforts to expand and develop debate.


To find out more about Debating Matters see our Get Involved section, or to talk to someone about the competition email us or call 020 7269 9230.

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Thursday 6 December:
Leeds NHS Digital Debating Competition at Thackray Medical Museum

Thursday 17 January:
Southampton Championship at Solent University in partnership with NATS

Wednesday 13 February:
Kent Championship at MidKent College


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


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