Hyde High School has one of the lowest NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) figures in Tameside, the NEET figures have also been consistently low over the last 10 years. High numbers of our students progress onto Further Education and employment and play an active part in society as a result. This is in part due to a coherent citizenship programme which develops the student’s knowledge and understanding of how the UK is governed and how laws are upheld. Students also leave Hyde with the knowledge of how local communities function and the role of public institutions in improving communities. The school encourages students to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the local community. In the past the school has also been awarded the intermediate level for international citizenship.
Year 7 - Rules, fairness, rights and responsibilities
Year 8 - Laws and the justice system
Year 9 - Parliamentary democracy
All students in KS4 study and are examined in the Gateway level 1 qualification in British Values which
covers the following units:
Additionally, all students at Hyde study RE as part of the core curriculum (Eduqas). The RE curriculum
includes the following citizenship themes:
Mapping across the curriculum has been carried out to link statutory guidelines in all relevant subject areas.
Active citizenship is evident through many initiatives run by the student leadership team the most recent being the COVID food banks appeal. The student leadership team is elected via a democratic process with various remits. Each member of the leadership teams arranged a legacy project ‘that will make the school a better place in the future’. Projects include recycling in school – ‘take it home’ mental health, cultural awareness and student health issues. Students across school vote for which charities the school will support and last year these included Amnesty International, Children in Need and Comic relief. Students continue to fund raise for a range of causes, most recently being the COVID food banks appeal and Amnesty International. The student leadership team runs various projects and initiatives including environmental campaigns, keeping students healthy, anti-bullying and tolerance. Members of our student leadership teams were also in attendance at the Tameside student summit in November. A new debating society has been introduced in order to develop students' evaluative and analysis skills and to provide opportunities for open discussion on a range of issues.