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CITIZENSHIP

Citizenship is taught during our lessons in History, Geography and Religious Education
Citizenship is taught through an appreciation of three main ideas:

  • Social and moral responsibility:
    Pupils learning - from the beginning - self-confidence and socially and morally responsible behaviour, both in and beyond the classroom, towards those in authority and towards each other.
  • Community involvement:
    Pupils learning about becoming helpfully involved in the life and concerns of their school, neighbourhood and wider communities, including learning through community involvement and service.
  • Political literacy:
    Pupils learning about the institutions, issues, problems and practices of our democracy and how citizens can make themselves effective in public life, locally, regionally and nationally through skills and values as well as knowledge.

What will my child be taught?

In the teaching of Humanities will look at different ideas as children get older and will use a variety of ways to help them develop their own thinking. The opportunities are geared towards helping them gain the understanding, skills and knowledge to play an effective role in society at local, national and international levels. It will:

  • help pupils become informed, thoughtful and responsible citizens who are aware of their rights and responsibilities;
  • promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, making them more self-confident and responsible both in and beyond the classroom;
  • encourage pupils to play a helpful part in the life of their schools, neighbourhoods, communities and the wider world;
  • teach pupils about our economy and democratic institutions and values; and
  • encourage respect for different national, religious and ethnic identities, while developing pupils' ability to reflect on issues and take part in discussion.

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