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Citizenship & PSHE

Faculty of Religious Education


Mrs M Tomlinson - Head of Faculty

Mr D O'Sullivan

Mrs S Johnson



St Peter's RC High School is a community founded on mutual love and care for the individual in which the Faith of the Church underpins all our activities. Citizenship education ensures each pupil has an equal opportunity to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, and to make a positive contribution in society.


Our aim is that all pupils will be able to:

  • Develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence to:
  • Take part effectively in society,
  • Challenge ideas and attitudes in themselves and others,
  • Act as drivers for positive change.
  • Fulfil their full potential as members of society.
  • Participate in civil society, community and/or political life, with mutual respect and non-violence and in accordance with human rights and democracy.
  • Make real decisions about their lives, demonstrate their ability to take responsibility for their decisions.
  • Build positive relationships with friends, family and the wider community.

All pupils at St Peters receive regular Citizenship and PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education) lessons. We use the following criteria to inform our Citizenship provision:

  • The Diocesan SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural) guidelines,
  • The new 2014 Citizenship Criteria for KS3 & 4,
  • Manchester Healthy Schools targets for Sex & Relationships Education and Drugs & Alcohol Education.

PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Our PSHE Education follows 'Alive to the World', a complete values-education programme that helps our pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives.

All years also receive Caritas in Action lessons, a social justice programme recommended by the Diocese of Salford. Caritas in Action helps our students to reach a better knowledge and understanding of the social justice issues within the UK, in addition to global issues of poverty and injustice.


KS3 Curriculum 2021-2022


At Key Stage 3 pupils will study the following units of work:

  • How Britain is governed
  • Public institutions and voluntary groups in society
  • Financial literacy
  • Laws, justice and liberty


KS4 Curriculum 2021-2022


At Key Stage 4 pupils will study the following units of work:

  • Forms of government
  • Becoming an active citizen
  • Diverse Britain
  • Laws, justice and liberty
  • Financial literacy