Citizenship and Identity

Curriculum at the Hadley Learning Community.


Citizenship and Identity is taught from Year 7 to Year 11 and combines Careers, PSHE and RE. Students are taught in form groups during registration time where they can engage in lively discussion and debate based on current news items.  Students will also have weekly Citizenship lessons and take part in collapsed timetable days.  Outside speakers are frequently invited into the school to enrich learning.

Miss. Louise Reilly

Subject Leader

Citizenship is taught by the form tutors.

Citizenship is delivered by all form tutors.

Weekly Citizenship

TermYear 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
Autumn 1PSHE - Grange EndersPSHE - Body ImageRE - Religion and Sport and LeisureCareers - WEXCareers - Post 16 Options
Autumn 2PSHE - First AidPSHE - Animal rightsRE - Religion and MulticultureRE - Religion and Early LifeCareers - UCAS
Spring 1PSHE - Y8 Grange EndersCareers - Careers and Options RE - Religion and RelationshipsRE - Religion and Planet EarthPSHE - Money Sense
Spring 2PSHE - Y8 Grange EndersRE - Inspirational PeopleRE - Religion and identity / human rightsRE - Religion and PrejudicePSHE -Democracy

Daily Citizenship

Year 7Years 8-11
NewsroundYou Decide
Silent Reading (Grange Enders)News Video
Literacy TakeoverLiteracy / Numeracy Takeover
Quiz / Caption Competition Quiz / Caption Competition

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

Citizenship and Identity is a key element of the current requirements around SMSC, British values and the Prevent Duty.  It helps prepare pupils for life as engaged citizens and to meet its opportunities, challenges and responsibilities.

The citizenship curriculum’s purpose is to provide ‘knowledge, skills and understanding’ to ‘play a full and active part in society’.
It fosters pupils’ ‘keen awareness and understanding’ of democracy, government and law, their skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues critically, weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments’, and prepare pupils ‘to take their place in society as responsible citizens’.

Students receive Citizenship and Identity Education, which strongly promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils and, within this, ‘fundamental British values’ during a one hour ‘floating period’ with their tutor each week.   Students also have Citizenship and Identity Education through their 20 minute, morning Tutor Time and Registration period.  Students have opportunity to read about current affairs and watch the news and have discussions and debates around issues in the news.  The activities include ‘News Video of the Week’ and ‘You Decide’ as well as a weekly news quiz and caption competition between the form groups.  Students are encouraged to discover more about the world they live in, challenge misconceptions and stereotypes and keep up to date with local, national and international news and issues that may affect their daily lives.

Citizenship News.

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