Citizenship education in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 aims to help pupils relate to, understand and contribute to the communities they live in. It encourages pupils to take an interest in topical issues and to engage in discussion and debate.
Through Citizenship education it is hoped that pupils will:
Similarly, PSHE aims to equip pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to live healthy, safe and responsible lives. The subject covers a range of relevant topics including lessons in citizenship, social skills, personal safety, life changes and achievements, physical, mental and sexual health, personal wellbeing and about their values and the values of others. The subject educates students on these topics as well as giving them an understanding of how to responsibly challenge prejudice and discrimination and encouraging students to reflect on their own relationships, attributes and contributions to the wider society. The overall aim of PSHE is to ensure our students are able to deal with situations and make informed choices now and in the future.
‘Broadening Horizons’ – An outstanding initiative to enable pupils to experience a wide range of activities outside the classroom, develop key skills, enhance SMSC development and cross-curricular links.