School Vision For Geography

Essential Characteristics

  • An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.
  • An excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.
  • An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
  • Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.
  • The ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings.
  • Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter.
  • Highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques.
  • A passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.
  • The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.

The learning of geography inspires our pupils to have a curiosity of everything around them and to be inquisitive about different places and cultures in the world.

We believe it is important to provide living geography through beach schools and outdoor learning, making it relevant to children’s lives, their futures and their world.

We strongly believe that the purpose of geography is about geographical literacy. This means we aim for children to think critically, think spatially, use maps, visual images and technology to analyse and present information.

This provides our children with a good understanding of their responsibilities within their own society, whilst also having a clear insight into the sustainability in an ever changing world.

The basis of our curriculum is inspired by our school vision and ethos of #CARE, compassion, aspiration, respect and equality/equity.