Citizenship

Citizenship

We believe that citizenship can be a powerful vehicle for social change. We want citizenship to help to engage students and encourage a disciplined and thoughtful approach to life so that it is very much central to our philosophy of ensuring that every student can engage, achieve and succeed.

Citizenship helps us to give meaning and coherence from community cohesion and inclusion to student voice and personalised learning.

Citizenship

Vision and Aims

We believe that Citizenship can be a powerful vehicle for social change. We want Citizenship to help to engage students and encourage a disciplined and thoughtful approach to life so that it is very much central to our philosophy of ensuring that every student can engage, achieve and succeed.

It enables us to see our young people not simply as learners but learners with rights and responsibilities who are capable of making a positive contribution to the school and wider community.

It helps us to give meaning and coherence from community cohesion and inclusion to student voice and personalised learning.

We hope that Citizenship is embedded in the everyday practice of Rossett; in our curriculum, in our social and institutional life and in our dealings with the wider community.

Citizenship at Rossett School
At Rossett School Citizenship underpins the very ethos and vision of the School. We are committed to:

Citizenship at Rossett School will promote the principles of inclusion:

The delivery of Citizenship Education
Citizenship is delivered at Rossett School through a variety of methods.

At Key Stage 3:

Key Stage 4:

Post-16:

Participation and Community Involvement
Students have the opportunity to participate in numerous Citizenship based activities within the school: form reps, year group councils; whole school student council, Youth Parliament elections; organising non uniform days to raise money for Charities; sports teams and matches; visits and trips at home and abroad; clubs and extra curricular activities including music, drama, Duke of Edinburgh.

Many students take part in clubs and activities in their local community.

Monitoring and Evaluation
The Assistant Head (Learning Support), Deputy Head, PDVE Coordinator, Achievement Co-ordinators, and Directors of Studies monitor the delivery of the programme in their respective areas.

Departments have identified opportunities for Citizenship in their Schemes of Work and informed teachers of the importance of students developing the appropriate skills when covering issues of Citizenship.

Individual teachers assess the students’ work through marking, comments and observations as appropriate.

Reporting
Until recently students in Key Stage 3 received an annual report where their participation in aspects of Citizenship was graded within different curriculum areas over the year. They were assessed as ‘working towards’, ‘achieving’ or ‘working beyond’ the Key Stage 3 descriptor of attainment targets.

Following our conversion to an Academy we took the decision not to record progress in this way.

Other Policies
This Citizenship policy is linked to other policies such as:

Future development

Click here for a link to Ofsted Citizenship Report