A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. History at St George’s inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching equips pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History at St George’s helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
What is the school’s vision for the subject?
Here at St. George’s, we aim to develop and inspire our determined and confident learners as they progress throughout their learning journey of the History Curriculum, in line with our mission statement. We believe that it is our duty to allow our children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. History at St George’s should ignite children’s curiosity to know more about the past, whilst creating wonder as to how our history will shape their future. Our high quality History lessons should encourage critical thinking, enhance the ability to weigh evidence and generate arguments. As the children pass through each year group, they should develop their chronological understanding and enhance their sense of perspective and time. Above all this, we aim to instil an ever-evolving passion for History in each and every one of our children.