Get your school involved
Find out how to register your school for the next round of debates.
Read our 2019 annual report
We’ve got a host of Debating material for you to download and if you’re still hungry for more, you can attend one of our teacher training sessions or organise a student online workshop.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to attend a teacher information session or to schedule an online workshop with your students
Check out our handy online video guide which explains the changes to the Concern Debates programme. In light of social distancing, we have had to make some changes as to how we run the Concern Debates. This video below will expertly guide you through the new online process and give tips on how your team can succeed
Listen to our new podcast 'Debating Development'. The series aims to support teachers, student and adjudicators involved with the Concern Debates programme. Concern staff and former debaters are on hand to discuss top tips for succeeding in the competition and analysing some of the motions to give your team a head start!
If you’re thinking of entering a team in the Concern Debates, but aren’t sure what’s involved, contact us to find out about our online debates webinars.
Due to social distancing restrictions, we are unable to offer workshops in person but are available to run online webinars with students and their teachers. We will got through the rules of the competition, tips for writing a good speech and support with refutations and rebuttals.
We are also available to support teachers with technical support such as uploading videos of student speeches and any questions about the programme.
Check out our range of Concern Debates handbooks and marking sheets to help you get started.
Key Dates for Debates 2020-2021|PDF(134 KB)
Adjudicators Handbook 2020|PDF(5 MB)
Adjudicator marking sheet and feedback form |PDF(694 KB)
Debates Handbook 2020|PDF(7 MB)
Rounds 1-5 Motions Research Links |PDF(335 KB)
Debates Online Teachers Guide |PDF(492 KB)
Debates Teacher Training |PDF(2 MB)
Debates Adjudicator Training |PDF(2 MB)
Debates Parental Consent Form |DOCX(35 KB)
These five videos provide a step-by-step guide to succeeding at the Concern Debates.