Citizenship and British Values
The purpose of Citizenship education at HASU is to equip our students with the knowledge and experiences they need to live happy and fulfilling adult lives and to fully take their place in our local, national and international community.
We have carefully sequenced our Citizenship curriculum around six themes:
- Human Rights (through the Rights Respecting Schools Award)
- British values
- Media & ideas
- Making change
Collectively, these six themes address the requirements of the Citizenship National Curriculum, but also go further in developing our students’ preparedness for life in modern Britain and their social, moral, spiritual and cultural growth.
Core British Values are identified as:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect and tolerance
Through our Citizenship curriculum, all students are inducted into these values and learn about them, their histories, and students’ own role in championing them in order to build a better society.
The core Citizenship curriculum is implemented through one 30 minute tutor time session per week, from Year 7 to Year 10. Students across the academy study the same themes in spiralling complexity.
The curriculum is further developed and enhanced through the Academy’s assembly programme, our drop down IID Days and wider initiatives and strategies implemented within academy life.
Once the Citizenship lessons on each theme have been completed, students are set a quiz via Satchel One to test their knowledge and understanding. This allows us to have confidence in students' understanding.
An overview of our Citizenship curriculum, including some exemplar resources, can be found attached below. Please note, that this curriculum is growing and developing as we grow and develop as an Academy, and some details may be subject to change or amendment.