The Geography Lead in school is Lisa Perry.
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.
Geography is taught using the school’s topic-based approach to learning and topics are organised and sequenced to enable pupils to revisit prior learning and activate prior knowledge before learning new information.
Geography lessons are blocked and taught together each term to immerse pupils in their learning and to offer opportunities to revisit, in order for them to transfer their skills and knowledge into their long-term memory.
We enable pupils to have a full range of activities involved in learning Geography. Where children are to participate in activities outside the classroom, for example, a field trip, we carry out a risk assessment prior to the activity, to ensure that the activity is safe and appropriate for all pupils.