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PSHEE & Citizenship
Students are given one full timetabled lesson per week in Year 7, 8 and 9 to study Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education as well as learning about being a good citizen supporting our mission of developing the whole person in line with the school's Catholic ethos.

During Year 10 and 11 pupils receive one full timetabled lesson per fortnight to study PSHEE and Citizenship and there is particular focus on Work Experience, Careers Advice and preparing for the next steps of education or employment.

During Year 9 students are also given a Careers lesson once per fortnight (this is in addition to their weekly PSHEE lesson) with a dedicated Careers teacher. This not only helps pupils think about issues in careers such as stereotyping and Employment Law but also their career paths and possible options for Year 10.

This course also develops a number of transferable skills such as Personal Finance and Decision Making. Our PSHEE and Citizenship Curriculum is further enriched by the guest speakers and external providers we bring in throughout the school year. Examples include Merseyside Police (Discussing Anti-Social Behaviour with Year 7 & 8), The Anthony Walker Foundation (Delivering Anti-Bullying and Hate Crime sessions with Year 8 and 10), Rob Thomas (Discussing Knife Crime with Year 10 students), Merseyside Youth Association (working with Year 7 & 8) and SMASH (working with a number of Year groups to discuss the dangers of Drug use).

As well as these and numerous other visitors we also run a host of Enterprise activities and school trips which further enhance the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural values of our pupils with our annual Year 9 retreat, visits to museums and art galleries and end-of-year reward trips to theme parks. The Citizenship Curriculum map is shown below:

Citizenship Curriculum KS3:

A. The development of the political system of democratic government in the United Kingdom, including the roles of citizens, Parliament and the monarch

B. The operation of Parliament, including voting and elections, and the role of political parties

C. The precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom

D. The nature of rules and laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals

E. The roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society, and the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities, including opportunities to participate in school-based activities

F. The functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting, and managing risk.

Citizenship Curriculum KS4:

A. Parliamentary democracy and the key elements of the constitution of the United Kingdom, including the power of government, the role of citizens and Parliament in holding those in power to account, and the different roles of the executive, legislature and judiciary and a free press

B. The different electoral systems used in and beyond the United Kingdom and actions citizens can take in democratic and electoral processes to influence decisions locally, nationally and beyond

C. Other systems and forms of government, both democratic and non-democratic, beyond the United Kingdom

D. Local, regional and international governance and the United Kingdom's relations with the rest of Europe, the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the wider world

E. Human rights and international law

F. The legal system in the UK, different sources of law and how the law helps society deal with complex problems

G. Diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and the need for mutual respect and understanding

H. The different ways in which a citizen can contribute to the improvement of his or her community, to include the opportunity to participate actively in community volunteering, as well as other forms of responsible activity

I. Income and expenditure, credit and debt, insurance, savings and pensions, financial products and services, and how public money is raised and spent.

Sex Education Coverage

Citizenship Curriculum Calendar

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