Subject lead: Karen Mappin
National Curriculum 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.
Whole-school vision of geography
To create geographers of the future who are global citizens who care about the future of the planet. We aim to instill and inspire curiosity, understanding and tolerance of our wonderful and diverse inhabitants. What and how we teach our children equips them with the skills, attitude and resilience of learning that allows them to think critically and creatively to solve problems. Why we teach what we teach and when is to build deeper knowledge and understanding and allow connections to be made so responsible choices can be made and to enable transference to take place.