Catholic Citizenship is a distinctive curriculum, where all members of staff have a duty to promote and strengthen the Catholic faith. Within this curriculum, 100% of all pupils at St Francis from years 7 through to year 13 are formally taught Citizenship and PSHE lessons once a fortnight, and through three morning sessions each week. Throughout the modules there are opportunities for student voice to develop a whole school culture of personal and corporate responsibility for learning.
The Catholic Citizenship and PSHE curriculum is continually experienced through the formal and informal curriculum. All staff encourage pupils to live their lives like our patron Saint - “preach the gospel at all times and if necessary use words.”
This highlights our emphasis on active Citizenship, the promotion of common good and the endorsement of community cohesion (CoCo). Citizenship and PSHE modules are developed in order to promote equal opportunity and tackle discrimination. All staff (both teaching and non-teaching) lead in the development of the school ethos, acting as role models and putting faith into action.