St Gabriel’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies > Safeguarding Policy.
Through history, we aim to offer a high-quality history education that will help pupils gain a coherent chronology, knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim for our curriculum to inspire pupils’ curiosity, think critically and motivate them to learn. It plays an essential part in preparing us for living and working in the contemporary world, building blocks for a well-rounded citizen of the world.
Teaching develops pupils’ historical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes. It develops their skills to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of history we endeavour to teach children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups. Through learning about the past it helps pupils to develop a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background. Because of this, we feel it is important for the subject to be taught discretely as well as incorporated within other curriculum subjects such as English.