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.

If you’d like to keep up to date with what’s happening with the Debating Matters Competition throughout the year then make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.


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