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Citizenship

OVERVIEW

We believe that Citizenship is …

  • About encouraging pupils to have respect for self and others.
  • About understanding local and global issues and helping young people develop the skills that will enable them to participate fully in society at a local, national and international level.
  • Learning about social and moral responsibility and becoming involved in the life of our school, local and global communities.
  • About getting young people to behave in the way we want them to.
  • About trying to sort out our political problems.
  • Learning about the practice of democracy and how we can make an effective contribution to building this.

 

Citizenship is more than a statutory subject. If taught well and tailored to local needs, its skills and values will enhance democratic life for us all, both rights and responsibilities, beginning in school and radiating out.(Bernard Crick)

‘Education in citizenship and democracy will provide coherence in the way in which all pupils are helped to develop a full understanding of their roles and responsibilities as citizens in a modern democracy. It will play an important role, alongside other aspects of the curriculum and school life, in helping pupils to deal with difficult moral and social questions that arise in their lives and in society.’ (David Blunkett)

MEET THE STAFF

Mrs. A. Fry

Mrs. D. Bailey

Mrs. J. McGregor

Mrs. Y. Rybarczyk

Mr. S. Thompson

AIMS

Our aims are that all pupils will:

  • Enjoy their Citizenship classes.
  • Recognise the diversity and interdependence of people, communities and the environment.
  • Become more informed, thoughtful and responsible citizens who are aware of human rights and social responsibilities.
  • Acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in society at local, national and international levels.
  • Become more confident, reflective and responsible.
  • Realise that they can make a difference to our society.
  • Become more active in the life of their schools, neighbourhoods, communities and the wider world.
  • Learn about the economy and democratic institutions and values.
  • Learn about how to participate in democratic processes.
  • Develop greater respect for different national, religious and ethnic identities.

KEY STAGE 3

In Years 8-10 the pupils have one Citizenship lesson per week. We introduce many concepts and topics, such as: Inclusion, Human Rights, Democracy, Cultural Identity and many more.

KEY STAGE 4

At Key Stage 4, the pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of Citizenship. They are given the opportunity to learn about equality in the workplace, discrimination and taking an active role in society.

KEY STAGE 5

At Key Stage 5, the pupils prepare for entering third level education or the world of work. They are provided with a wide variety of opportunities to help them make the next step in their life, such as: voting registration and becoming a responsible citizen on the roads.