• Whole School Citizenship

Citizenship

Citizenship education equips students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in public life.  They learn about their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms and are encouraged to take part in decision making and direct action.

The curriculum deals with three key concepts: Democracy and justice, Rights and responsibilities and Identities and diversities.  Citizenship addresses issues such as social justice, human rights and the diverse beliefs, cultures and values we share as citizens of the UK. The content is updated regularly to reflect current issues in the local and national community and students are enabled to discuss controversial issues in a safe environment.

Citizenship is taught in Year 8 and follows on from the Stepping Stones course in Year 7.