Citizenship Education

Citizenship

Our citizenship education helps to provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. In particular, fostering an awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. We also work towards equipping students with the skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues critically, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments.

The curriculum aims to also promote British values, encouraging respect and tolerance across different cultures. Citizenship is covered within the Learning 4 Life Programme PSHE curriculum and in core subject areas such as History, RE and Geography.  

Delivery

Citizenship is delivered  every week through our Personal Develoment Curriculum . Discussion and debate around topical issues and current affairs is also delivered in an additional Academic Tutorial each w

Overview Keystage 3 and 4

  • How the United Kingdom is governed, its political system and how citizens participate actively in its democratic systems of government.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of law and the justice system in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced.
  • Develop an interest in, and commitment to, participation in volunteering as well as other forms of responsible activity.
  • Money on a day-to-day basis, and plan for future financial needs
  • Understand British values to include respect and tolerance towards others
  • Consider the rights and responsibilities of all

Useful Links

Parent Pamphlet on the Prevent Strategy

 

Key Staff

Assistant Headteacher Personal Development- Mrs Boyd  j.boyd@gateacre.org

Director of Humanities  - Mr Wildman m.wildman@gateacre.org

RS Leader ( RS) – Mrs Sims j.sims@gateacre.org

RESPECT teacher - Mrs N Clarke n.clarke@gateacre.org

 

More information

Should you like to receive any additional information on this subject please contact:

Mrs Joanne Boyd - Assistant Headteacher