Citizenship - St Luke's Curriculum

Our Citizenship curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
  • acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of how the United Kingdom is governed, its political system and how citizens participate actively in its democratic systems of government
  • develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of law and the justice system in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced
  • develop an interest in, and commitment to, participation in volunteering as well as other forms of responsible activity, that they will take with them into adulthood
  • are equipped with the skills to think critically and debate political questions, to enable them to manage their money on a day to day basis

Our teaching seeks to develop pupils’ understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Pupils use and apply their knowledge and understanding whilst developing skills to research and challenge evidence, debate and evaluate viewpoints, present reasoned arguments and take informed action. Pupils are taught about: the development of the political system of democratic government in the United Kingdom, including the roles of citizens, Parliament and the monarch. The operation of Parliament, including voting and elections, and the role of political parties. The precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom. The nature of rules and laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals. 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. The functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting, and managing risk.

At Key stage 4 Teaching builds on earlier learning to deepen pupils’ understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Pupils develop their skills to be able to use a range of research strategies, weigh up evidence, make persuasive arguments and substantiate their conclusions. They experience and evaluate different ways that citizens can act together to solve problems and contribute to society.

British Values

Our British Values
Our Britishness is an important aspect of schooling and being part of our local and wider communities. We work with our pupils to understand what British values are - our responsibilities as much as our rights. We welcome difference at St Luke's School and are proud of our multi-faith and multi-cultural community.

Promoting British Values