Falinge Park High School

Opening Doors; Unlocking Potential


Ms M. Fitzpatrick – Subject Lead Citizenship/PSHE

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead

Compelling Learning in Citizenship
In Citizenship we want pupils to actively engage with issues that will affect them and their local community. We want to enable them to make their own decisions and to take responsibility for their own lives and the communities in which they live. We support pupils as they actively complete enquiries into issues important to their local community and their own lives. We enable pupils to make a positive contribution by helping them to develop the expertise and experience needed to claim their rights and understand their responsibilities.

Year 10
Global Issue: How democratic was the decision to leave the EU?

Inspired by a pupil here at Falinge Park, we will investigate the recent decision to leave the European Union. They will examine the impact the EU has had on Britain and evaluate how democratic the decision was. Many of our pupils have made statements that they felt it unfair they were excluded from having a say, something we will investigate with them. They will then lobby local MPs and others in a position of power to help them scrutinise the decision to leave.

We are developing a number of enrichment activities within Citizenship. We want pupils to be able to engage with guest speakers and to engage them in a dialogue of change. There will be a number of opportunities for pupils to go out in the community in pupil-lead campaigns to make a change in the community.