Citizenship education at The Polygon develops knowledge, skills and understanding that pupils need to play a full part in society as active and responsible citizens.
Citizenship develops awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. It equips pupils with the skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments. It also prepares pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens, manage their money well and make sound financial decisions. Respect and British Values underpin teaching and these values are embedded in the ethos of the whole school.
The Polygon recognises the importance of Citizenship Education. Every pupil is timetable for a 20 minute Citizenship lesson every day.