Citizenship – creating active, responsible and articulate citizens who value leadership and collaboration – is core to our vision. Rather than seeing it as a stand-alone subject, we will place citizenship at the heart of learning inside and outside the classroom. Our aim is to equip children with a passion for positive change and the skills to make it happen in their own lives and in others’. A belief in the value of citizenship will drive our pupils’ achievement.
Our curriculum will ensure students develop as active citizens. Recognising local needs, we will focus on languages and communication skills, equipping pupils with communication skills for the real world so that they become confident, articulate and active citizens.
Our school will support pupils to achieve their full potential through:
- Academic success: by providing a broad, balanced and inspiring curriculum that promotes real life learning and excellent progress in school and beyond,
- Leadership development: by providing opportunities for pupils to take on leadership roles within the school and develop self-confidence through excellent reading, writing, speaking and listening skills,
- Engagement with parents/carers: by involving parents/carers with their children’s learning to ensure that we maximise success for all,
- Engagement with our local community: by promoting collaboration, respect for other cultures, and responsibility for themselves and others in school and beyond,
- Impact on our neighbourhood: by supporting our pupils to be involved in real-life citizenship projects, which will have a positive impact on their lives and those of their families and neighbours,
- Impact on education locally: by always seeking to build productive partnerships and by sharing learning with other local schools and local civil society institutions.
For the Citizen School, citizenship also involves close work with families and local communities. Dedicated community liaison staff will offer a variety of support packages, depending on need. These packages would include working with local charities to offer ESOL classes, parenting support workshops, and health education. We will work with parents/carers and local services to plan and run events, workshops and support sessions for families, including job fairs and employability training.