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Citizenship

Citizenship develops knowledge, skills and understanding that students need to play a full part in society as active and responsible citizens. Pupils learn about politics, parliament and voting as well as human rights, justice, the law and the economy. They also learn the skills of active citizenship. Teaching is brought to life using real issues and events in local to global contexts.

On this page there are four sections related to Citizenship:

1. PSHE which is Personal, Social and Health Education where students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. PSHE aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team-working and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).

2. SMSC which is Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education is fundamentally about two questions:
A) Who am I?
B) How do, and can, I relate to the world around me?
In other words, SMSC deals with identity and relationships. What shapes the beliefs, nature, values, behaviour, traditions, morals and perspectives of myself, and of others?

3. COMMUNITY
Community refers to the sense of “community” experienced by all those working, teaching, and learning in the school. It also links to actively working to improve the culture of a school, strengthen relationships between teachers and students, and foster feelings of inclusion, caring, shared purpose, and collective investment.

4. TRIPS AND VISITS
Extending learning beyond the classroom and out into the local and wider environment has always been an integral part of school life at Oakley.

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