Through the study of History, we aim to create students who think critically; value learning, charity and community and have a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. By knowing and understanding their history, we hope students will be able to understand their context and find their place as active citizens in the local and global community. Students will be inspired to learn more about the past by studying the full National Curriculum and a full range of cultural and collaborative opportunities, in order to develop a desire to proactively improve their local and national and international communities.
Our universal learning principles will ensure all students will learn to ask perceptive questions, develop their own judgements on events. Students will understand the process of what changes and stays the same, appreciate the complexity of people’s lives, diversity of societies and relationships between different groups. Students will be able to access and understand different interpretations of the past, be able to analyse sources and reach their own judgements. Recap, recall and building on prior knowledge will ensure that all students will understand how significant events, places and people have shaped our world. This will in turn prepare and enable all our students to play an active role as informed and thoughtful global citizens.