Citizenship as a curriculum area is fundamental to the ethos of our school. It is embedded in the key aims and objectives our school aspires to. Central is the provision of skills, knowledge and understanding which enable our students to play effective roles in; the life of their school, within the family, the local community and beyond. Key aspects of the subject also underpin values which the school promotes in our students. These include; respect for others regardless of religion or ethnicity, an awareness of values and attitudes and an understanding of their own rights and responsibilities. It encourages pupils to learn about democracy and to reflect on issues and take part in discussions which challenge stereotypes and current thinking. Citizenship is summed up by a quote from ‘ Education for Citizenship’

“Education for Citizenship aims to enable young people to participate fully in our society by developing their capacity for thoughtful and responsible participation in political, economic, social and cultural life”