Citizenship & British Values
Citizenship education helps to provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. It should foster pupils’ keen awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. Pupils will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues critically, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments. Pupils are prepared to take their place in society as responsible citizens, manage their money well and make sound financial decisions.
Citizenship is delivered as a fortnightly session in tutor time. Activities in these sessions:
- Learning about the British Government and British Law
- Comparing British laws with other countries
- Watch clips of current news
- Discuss and debate current news
- Learn about local safeguarding issues and how to be safe
Aspects of Citizenship are also covered in our PSHE programme. Click here to see the schedule on our PSHE page.
The Department for Education have reinforced the need "to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs".
The Government has published departmental advice for schools on meeting the requirements to actively promote "fundamental British values".
Follow the link below to find out how these values are reinforced at Baylis Court School