To become a responsible citizen who makes a positive contribution to society is one of the key aims of the national curriculum. Children need to understand their rights and responsibilities and that their actions can sometimes affect others.
Good quality citizenship education should encourage mutual respect and concern for the world we live in and enhance skills of communication and participation in the local and global community.
Developing Citizenship-richness in pupils helps bring about:
- sense of agency
- being better informed, participative and engaged
- politically and emotionally literate
- respectful of human rights of all
- diverse and inclusive
- supportive of creativity and entrepreneurship.
Citizenship is statutory for pupils aged 11 to 16 as part of the National Curriculum and is a Foundation subject in key stages 3 and 4 requiring a an annual report and end of key stage assessment. There is a short course GCSE, full GCSE, AS and A Level.
For further support and information please contact Niall Crawford, Education Adviser.