Our Vision for Geography
“‘A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.’ National Curriculum 2014
At our school we aim to ensure all pupils:
We intend that all pupils have opportunities within the geography curriculum that will not only develop their knowledge and skills within the subject but enable them to understand our world.
“The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” Barak Obama
It is our duty to ensure our pupils play an active part in preserving and repairing the world that we live in. St Mary’s strives to offer pupils opportunities to be active global citizens understanding how small changes can impact positively on the future. The curriculum we offer has planned links to diversity, spirituality, citizenship and environmental education.