Local Global Citizenship Guidance
Local and Global Citizenship at Key Stage 4 is much more than a replication of the same knowledge, skills and understanding pupils will have gained at Key Stage 3.
During Key Stage 4 pupils should take increasing responsibility for their own learning and actively demonstrate the skills and capabilities that they will have already acquired throughout the previous key stages in order to deepen and widen their experiences and understanding of the key themes of local and global citizenship.
While the key themes of Local and Global Citizenship remain the same (Diversity and Inclusion; Equality and Social Justice; Democracy and Participation and Human Rights and Social Responsibility), a sound citizenship programme at Key Stage 4 should provide increasing opportunities for pupils to become more autonomous and independent in the selection of the issues they wish to explore within these themes. Deepening understanding and engagement of the key local and global citizenship themes and the chance to engage with issues that are appropriately complex, challenging and relevant to their lives will be a dominant characteristic at Key Stage 4
Furthermore, pupils should be offered opportunities to play a significant part in the life of the school, contributing to decision-making and democratic processes. They should be afforded chances to engage in wider community issues and be encouraged to recognise that they can make a difference to a wide range of local and global issues both inside and outside of school.
It is essential that teachers ensure that all the good practice experienced at Key Stage 3 is sustained and built upon and that pupils can gain further high-quality citizenship experiences at Key Stage 4.