I joined Blackfen School for Girls in September 2010 as the ‘Learning & Guidance Leader’, which means my responsibilities include Citizenship education, Learning to Learn, Personal, Social & Health Education and Student Voice. The school had a well-developed programme of Learning to Learn, but very little in the way of Citizenship education.
My response was to create a new combination of subjects we call ‘Power Up!’. We call it this because what really brings these areas of learning together is that they are all about building students’ power – citizen power, learning power and personal power.
This blog is my attempt to document what we are trying to do, with a special focus on Citizenship education. I hope it will offer some ideas and inspiration to anyone who cares as much about Citizenship education as I do.