History is a subject that will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. A high-quality history education 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.
History lessons and curriculum at St Barnabas and St Paul’s should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
”The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” – Theodore Roosevelt